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82%
  • Capital Area School For The Arts Charter
  • 150 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg
  • Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 178
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
77%
  • Central Dauphin Shs
  • 437 Piketown Road, Harrisburg
  • Central Dauphin SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,672
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
72%
  • Harrisburg Hs - Scitech Cmp
  • 215 Market Street, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 332
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
52%
  • Chambers Hill El School
  • 6450 Chambers Hill Rd, Harrisburg
  • Central Dauphin SD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 225
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
49%
  • Marshall Math Science Academy
  • 301 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 266
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 34:1
43%
  • Thomas W Holtzman Jr El School
  • 1910 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg
  • Susquehanna Township SD
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 550
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
39%
  • South Side El School
  • 4525 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg
  • Central Dauphin SD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 635
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
30%
  • Sylvan Heights Science Cs
  • 915 S 13th Street, Harrisburg
  • Sylvan Heights Science CS
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 217
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
30%
  • Harrisburg High School
  • 2451 Market St, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,165
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
20%
  • Premier Arts And Science Charter School
  • 500 North 17th Street, Harrisburg
  • Premier Arts and Science Charter School
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 186
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
20%
  • Downey School
  • 1313 Monroe St, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 405
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
18%
  • Melrose School
  • 2041 Berryhill St, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 613
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
17%
  • Foose School
  • 1301 Sycamore St, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 539
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
13%
  • Benjamin Franklin School
  • 1205 N 6th Street, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 777
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
12%
  • Scott School
  • 1900 Derry Street, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 550
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
10%
  • Camp Curtin Academy
  • 2900 N 6th Street, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 710
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
9%
  • Marshall Academy
  • 301 Hale Ave, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 179
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
5%
  • Rowland Academy
  • 1842 Derry Street, Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 812
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
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Harrisburg school information

IndexHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores33%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools432,56379,221
Total private schools261,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools74067,963
The Harrisburg, PA educational system consists of 43 public schools, 26 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Harrisburg public schools have average test scores of 33% which is 38% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 33% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Harrisburg public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.8% have completed high school, 18.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Harrisburg

IndexHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade74.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school72.8%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college43.8%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.2%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters7.0%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.4%1.3%

There are a total of 43 public schools, 26 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools in Harrisburg. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Harrisburg, PA schools is 33%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Harrisburg, PA, an average of 74.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.8% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Harrisburg schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Harrisburg, PA schools.

Source: The Harrisburg, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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