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Harrisburg School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Harrisburg, SD. It has 3,894 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 63% in reading.
About Harrisburg School District...
Address
200 Willow St
Harrisburg, SD 57032
Telephone
(605) 743-2567
Website

Harrisburg School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1360
8 responses
Average ACT
26
138 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,894
Free or Reduced Lunch
13.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$35,787
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$52,189,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,924/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%

Harrisburg School District Reviews

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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.
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I loved it at Harrisburg! The faculty members were so wonderful! I still go back to visit some of my teachers, the office workers, and Principles. My mom is also a middle school teacher there. They are always so welcoming and were very understanding with the school side of it. They cared more about getting to know you on a personal level than just giving you an education. I am getting my degree in elementary education and this is the school district that I want to work in because of the amazing experience I had as a student. I want my teachers to become my coworkers.
My kids have been in the district for 10 years now. I have one in elementary, middle, and high school. They offer unconventional options of learning - allowing children to learn at their pace. The teachers are awesome and really enjoy teaching the children and do it well.

Administration is absent and sometimes unwilling to listen to parents requests for change. The district is growing at an alarming rate, thus taking their focus away from some things that need their attention.