Top 10 Best Harrisonburg City Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 6,507 students in Harrisonburg City, VA. Harrisonburg City has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Harrisonburg City, VA are Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Harrisonburg High School and Waterman Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Harrisonburg City, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the Virginia public school average of 72%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 80% statewide average). Schools in Harrisonburg City have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Harrisonburg City Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    215 Pleasant Valley Rd
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-4557

    Grades: PK-5 | 206 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Harrisonburg High School Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1001 Garbers Church Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 433-2652

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,798 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Waterman Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    451 Chicago Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 434-8352

    Grades: K-5 | 499 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Stone Spring Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1575 Peach Grove Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 574-1199

    Grades: K-5 | 467 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Keister Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Maryland Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-6585

    Grades: PK-5 | 371 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Thomas Harrison Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1311 W. Market Street
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-1949

    Grades: 6-8 | 686 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Smithland Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    474 Linda Lane
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 434-6075

    Grades: PK-5 | 780 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Spotswood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 Mountain View Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-3429

    Grades: K-5 | 455 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Skyline Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    470 Linda Lane
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 434-6862

    Grades: 6-8 | 678 students
  • Rank: #10-1210.- 12.
    Bluestone Elementary School Reading: 60%
    750 Garbers Church Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 432-3232

    Grades: K-5 | 567 students
  • Rank: #10-1210.- 12.
    Harrisonburg H.s. Governor's Stem Academy Vocational School
    One Court Square
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 437-3302

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #10-1210.- 12.
    Massanutten Technical Center Vocational School
    325 Pleasant Valley Rd
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-5961

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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