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Avg. test scores 67%
High school dipl. 12%
Bachelors degree 40%

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
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Harrisburg are 33% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 43 public schools in Harrisburg
  • 74.0% of people in Harrisburg have completed 8th grade
  • 72.8% of people in Harrisburg have completed high school
  • 18.2% of people in Harrisburg have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Harrisburg, PA Schools

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      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%

      Harrisburg, PA School Districts

      • Harrisburg City School District
      • Central Dauphin School District
      • Susquehanna Township School District

      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.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Penbrook, PA2,98284%70%
      Union Deposit, PA66279%61%
      Skyline View, PA3,99378%58%
      Colony Park, PA1,45977%55%
      Hershey, PA14,33873%48%
      Harrisburg, PA49,16033%33%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Niagara Falls, NY49,18027%45%
      La Mirada, CA49,13046%6%
      Methuen Town, MA49,04359%20%
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03863%28%
      Severn, MD49,01738%23%
      Harrisburg, PA49,16033%33%
      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.