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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Harrisburg City School District is a public school district located in Harrisburg, PA. It has 6,488 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
About Harrisburg City School District...
Address
1601 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Telephone
(717) 703-4000
Website

Harrisburg City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
970
155 responses
Average ACT
21
10 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,488
Free or Reduced Lunch
77.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,246
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$143,761,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,062/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%

Harrisburg City School District Reviews

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The help throughout the Community is absolutely amazing. The opportunities grow among different choices that could be made such as Scholarships, Jobs within the Community, Events and Social Gatherings. The college itself help students of need that do not want to pay as much money as needed throughout their college experience. Best thing is, they help with making sure that your tuition is paid and throughout give you tours and awesome Yoga instructing! I love it so much, and hope to enroll soon!
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Overall, I'd say I would like the environment to change and the schools' mentality. I would like to see more preparedness in terms of getting students for ready for the real world out there. We should have classes that tell us how to handle money, how to manage our money, how to save, but most importantly how to survive the real though world. and as for the environment, I'd like to see the neighborhood cleanse because it irks me to see how our place isn't taken care of and how people just don't care at all.
I went to SciTech Campus of Harrisburg High School and i can honestly say that it was the best 4 years of my entire life. The teachers, facility, and students as a whole made it feel like home. The principal, Dr.Achampong, is an amazing women who is strict but does it an such a lovingly way. She cares, and so does everyone in the school. I will miss it dearly when I graduate in 2019.