Harrisonburg High School

1001 Garbers Church Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Harrisonburg High School serves 1,798 students in grades 9-12.
Harrisonburg High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Harrisonburg High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Harrisonburg High School's student population of 1,798 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,798 students
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Total Classroom Teachers121 teachers
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School Comparison

Harrisonburg High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Harrisonburg High School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#672 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
71%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
46%
16%
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Black
12%
22%
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White
35%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.660.68
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Graduation Rate
83%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrisonburg City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Harrisonburg High School is Turner Ashby High School (4.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Thomas Harrison Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bluestone Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrisonburg Bluestone Elementary School Reading: 60%
    Grades: K-5 | 567 students
    0.3 miles
    750 Garbers Church Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 432-3232
    0.3 K-5 567
  • Harrisonburg Mountain View Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 485 students
    1.0 miles
    2800 Rawley Pike
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 438-1965
    1 PK-5 485
  • Harrisonburg Thomas Harrison Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 686 students
    1.3 miles
    1311 W. Market Street
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-1949
    1.3 6-8 686
  • Harrisonburg Keister Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 371 students
    1.5 miles
    100 Maryland Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-6585
    1.5 PK-5 371
  • Harrisonburg Waterman Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 499 students
    2.1 miles
    451 Chicago Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 434-8352
    2.1 K-5 499

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