Top 10 Best Harrisburg Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 34,176 students in Harrisburg, PA. Harrisburg has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
The top ranked public schools in Harrisburg, PA are Infinity Charter School, Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and Central Dauphin Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Harrisburg, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 62% statewide average). Schools in Harrisburg have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Harrisburg, PA Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Infinity Charter School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
5405 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 238-1880
Grades: K-8
| 210 students
Rank: #22.
Capital Area School For The Arts Charter
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
150 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 732-8450
Grades: 9-12
| 199 students
Rank: #33.
Central Dauphin Senior High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
437 Piketown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 703-5360
Grades: 9-12
| 1,707 students
Rank: #44.
West Hanover Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7740 Manor Dr
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 657-3210
Grades: K-5
| 481 students
Rank: #55.
Harrisburg High School - Scitech Cmp
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
215 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 703-1900
Grades: 9-12
| 327 students
Rank: #66.
Paxtonia Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6135 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 657-3202
Grades: K-5
| 679 students
Rank: #77.
Linglestown Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1044 N Mountain Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 657-3211
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #88.
Mountain View Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Gibbel Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 657-8585
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
Rank: #99.
Central Dauphin Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4600 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 540-4606
Grades: 6-8
| 728 students
Rank: #1010.
Marshall Math Science Academy
Magnet School
Math: 37% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Hale Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-1200
Grades: 5-8
| 352 students
Rank: #1111.
North Side Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4520 Devonshire Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-3201
Grades: K-5
| 654 students
Rank: #1212.
Susquehanna Township High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3500 Elmerton Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-5117
Grades: 9-12
| 788 students
Rank: #1313.
Rutherford Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6500 Clearfield St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 561-1990
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #1414.
Dauphin County Technical School
Vocational School
Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6001 Locust Ln
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 652-3170
Grades: 9-12
| 1,068 students
Rank: #1515.
Linglestown Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 N Mountain Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 657-3060
Grades: 6-8
| 702 students
Rank: #1616.
Central Dauphin East Senior High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
626 Rutherford Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 541-1662
Grades: 9-12
| 1,472 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Chambers Hill Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6450 Chambers Hill Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 561-1655
Grades: K-5
| 220 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Lawnton Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4400 Franklin St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 558-9430
Grades: K-5
| 262 students
Rank: #1919.
Thomas W Holtzman Junior Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1910 Linglestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 657-5158
Grades: 3-5
| 706 students
Rank: #2020.
Phillips Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Oakmont Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-3203
Grades: K-5
| 379 students
Rank: #2121.
South Side Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4525 Union Deposit Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 657-3204
Grades: K-5
| 706 students
Rank: #2222.
Central Dauphin East Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
628 Rutherford Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 545-4709
Grades: 6-8
| 776 students
Rank: #2323.
Paxtang Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3530 Rutherford St
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 561-1781
Grades: K-5
| 293 students
Rank: #2424.
Swatara Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Highland St
Harrisburg, PA 17113
(717) 939-9363
Grades: 6-8
| 543 students
Rank: #2525.
Tri-community Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
255 Cypress St
Harrisburg, PA 17113
(717) 939-9591
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
Rank: #2626.
Susquehanna Township Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Wood St
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-5125
Grades: 6-8
| 619 students
Rank: #2727.
Sylvan Heights Science Charter School
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
915 S 13th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 232-9220
Grades: K-4
| 215 students
Rank: #2828.
Commonwealth Charter Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 16% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(7)
One Innovation Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 651-7200
Grades: K-12
| 8,592 students
Rank: #2929.
Scott School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-4560
Grades: K-4
| 541 students
Rank: #3030.
Melrose School
Math: 18% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2041 Berryhill St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-1440
Grades: K-4
| 622 students
Rank: #3131.
Foose School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Sycamore St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-1280
Grades: K-4
| 507 students
Rank: #3232.
Harrisburg High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2451 Market St
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 703-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,051 students
Rank: #3333.
Downey School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1313 Monroe St
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 703-1240
Grades: K-4
| 413 students
Rank: #3434.
Benjamin Franklin School
Math: 9% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1205 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-1200
Grades: K-4
| 804 students
Rank: #3535.
Steelton-highspire Elementary School
Math: 6% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
250 Reynders Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17113
(717) 704-3826
Grades: K-6
| 769 students
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2915 North Third St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-0400
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
1201 North Progress Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-5122
Grades: K
| n/a students
1206 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
(717) 703-1201
Grades: PK-8
| 304 students
2900 North 6th St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-4200
Grades: PK-8
| 683 students
2915 North Third St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-4350
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1524 Pine Tree Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 469-0618
Grades: K-6
| 232 students
1701 North 6th St
Harrisburg, PA 17102
(717) 703-1320
Grades: K-8
| 382 students
301 Hale Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-1400
Grades: PK-8
| 461 students
333 Market Street, 14th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(717) 778-2644
Grades: PK-12
| 7,270 students
333 Market Street, 14th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(717) 778-2644
Grades: K-12
| 7,257 students
3219 Green St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-1480
Grades: 2-8
| 108 students
279 Boas Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
(717) 232-7696
Grades: K-8
| 364 students
Shimmell School (Closed 2011)
Special Education School
548 South 17th St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 703-1520
Grades: 2-12
| n/a students
2537 North 5th St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-1560
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
2915 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 703-0400
Grades: 4-12
| 870 students

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