Harrisonburg City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 6,301 students in Harrisonburg City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
Public Schools in Harrisonburg City School District have an average math proficiency score of 71% (versus the Virginia public school average of 82%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 78% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Harrisonburg City School District are Harrisonburg High School, Thomas Harrison Middle School and Bluestone Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Harrisonburg City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Harrisonburg City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Harrisonburg City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (VA)
# Schools
10 Schools
2,121 Schools
# Students
6,301 Students
1,290,608 Students
# Teachers
477 Teachers
85,953 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Harrisonburg City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 135 school districts in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 77% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (VA)
Overall District Rank
#122 out of 135 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Harrisonburg City   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
82%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Harrisonburg City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Harrisonburg City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Harrisonburg City   School District and public school graduation rate of VA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.64
0.68
# American Indian Students
4 Students
3,484 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
181 Students
90,285 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
2,940 Students
202,972 Students
% Hispanic Students
46%
16%
# Black Students
612 Students
288,916 Students
% Black Students
10%
22%
# White Students
2,311 Students
631,420 Students
% White Students
37%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
2,044 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
252 Students
71,487 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
277
33,581
# Students in K Grade:
500
90,873
# Students in 1st Grade:
473
94,190
# Students in 2nd Grade:
468
94,056
# Students in 3rd Grade:
458
96,830
# Students in 4th Grade:
492
99,179
# Students in 5th Grade:
471
99,433
# Students in 6th Grade:
475
97,617
# Students in 7th Grade:
430
96,633
# Students in 8th Grade:
459
96,881
# Students in 9th Grade:
477
103,902
# Students in 10th Grade:
442
99,508
# Students in 11th Grade:
421
94,828
# Students in 12th Grade:
458
93,097
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,688 is higher than the state median of $12,340. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,852 is higher than the state median of $12,303. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (VA)
Total Revenue
$86 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Harrisonburg City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$94 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total spending of Harrisonburg City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,688
$12,340
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Harrisonburg City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,852
$12,303
This chart display average spending per public school student in Harrisonburg City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in VA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Harrisonburg City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harrisonburg High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Garbers Church Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-2652
Grades: 9-12
| 1,798 students
Rank: #22.
Thomas Harrison Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1311 W. Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-1949
Grades: 6-8
| 686 students
Rank: #33.
Bluestone Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
750 Garbers Church Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-3232
Grades: K-5
| 567 students
Rank: #44.
Waterman Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
451 Chicago Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-8352
Grades: K-5
| 499 students
Rank: #55.
Stone Spring Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1575 Peach Grove Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 574-1199
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #66.
Smithland Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
474 Linda Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-6075
Grades: PK-5
| 780 students
Rank: #77.
Skyline Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
470 Linda Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-6862
Grades: 6-8
| 678 students
Rank: #88.
Keister Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Maryland Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-6585
Grades: PK-5
| 371 students
Rank: #99.
Spotswood Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Mountain View Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-3429
Grades: K-5
| 455 students
Harrisonburg H.s. Governor's Stem Academy
Vocational School
One Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 437-3302
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Recent Articles

What Public School Students Should Expect After COVID-19
What Public School Students Should Expect After COVID-19
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the financial impact of COVID-19 on public schools and what to expect in the future. We’ll talk about the effects of budget cuts and other challenges affecting the public school system for the remainder of this school year and into the next.
Miami-Dade Teachers to Receive Mental Health Training
Miami-Dade Teachers to Receive Mental Health Training
In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Miami-Dade Schools will now be offering mandatory mental health training to faculty and staff inside the district schools.
Clark County School District 101: From Governance to Performance
Clark County School District 101: From Governance to Performance
We offer core information about the Clark County School District in Nevada, including the history, performance, and current demographics of this school district.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Harrisonburg City Public Schools
  • One Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
  • (540) 434-9916
  • harrisonburg.k12.va.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in VA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64

Quick Links