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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Harrisburg School District is an above average, public school district located in Harrisburg, SD. It has 4,841 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Harrisburg School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1290
13 responses
Average ACT
26
192 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,841
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,548
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,662/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$78,694
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,700
National
$184,700

Harrisburg School District Reviews

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I enjoyed the school's overall environment, and the teacher's are amazing (though it is personal preference). They offer many clubs and activities for extracurriculars. They do a decent job transitioning through elementary to middle school and to highschool. They also offer a variety of chances for volunteer work for older students and internships as well as being peer editors.
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The Harrisburg School District is a very generous and proactive district. They have implemented a new "customized learning" option in the high school that allows students to complete coursework with flexibly in pacing, learning ability, and difficulty of coursework. While some criticize the school for the amount of freedoms and difficulties in communication that this program has had, many praise it for the opportunities it has provided students who want to reach their full potential. Overall, my experience with the Harrisburg School District has been a very positive one with an incredibly helpful and comforting staff and an innovation in how high schools are run.
Harrisburg is a great school district to be apart of. I have spent my whole elementary, middle, and high school career in this district and I have loved every part of it. It allows for a small town school feel while still being a large school. The community is amazing and is always around to help people. Every teacher i've had throughout the entirety of my education has been amazing and has helped me in countless ways.