Welcome to the Harrisburg School District. As you embark upon a new school year, we hope that you will establish high expectations for yourself that will be reflected in your academic achievement, your co-curricular involvement, and your positive contributions to your school community.
The Harrisburg School District’s current K-12 enrollment is 3,016 students.
The current elementary enrollment is 1,767 students distributed between Liberty Elementary (454 students) (200 Willow St. Harrisburg), Explorer Elementary (577 students)(4010 West 82nd St. Sioux Falls), Freedom Elementary (312 students)( 1101 Tom Sawyer Trail, Harrisburg), Journey Elementary (424 students) (6801 S Grange Ave, Sioux Falls). The district has its largest Kindergarten enrollment this year which is at 353 students.
Middle School Enrollment
The current Harrisburg Middle School (200 Willow St. Harrisburg) enrollment is 634 students.
Harrisburg Middle school includes grades 6, 7, and 8.
High School Enrollment
Harrisburg High School (600 S. Cliff Ave. Harrisburg) has a current enrollment of 615 students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
When utilizing just the current enrollment in the district, in school year 2010-11 the high school will have a possible 2,600 students. We can expect this number to be higher due to the fact that new students will be added to the high school each year as history has indicated.
The Harrisburg School District optimizes student potential through the pursuit of educational excellence in partnership with the school community.
It is the vision of the Harrisburg School District to create a legacy of exemplary academics, paired with a comprehensive scope of extra-curricular activities and opportunities that will develop an educational environment of leaders who foster citizenship, exemplify integrity, and evoke critical thinking. As an innovative, leading-edge school district, together we will maximize positive change and transcend barriers.
Building Strong Foundations for Success
Six goals that contribute to the achievement of the Mission, listed without priority in arrangement, define desirable outcomes to be incorporated into plans for our school system.
1. To provide a quality academic curriculum which ensures students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills.
2. To provide an environment conducive to teaching and learning which ensures opportunities of success for all.
3. To provide opportunities to practice responsibility, respect, and acts of good citizenship.
4. to provide an environment which motivates student to be critical and creative thinkers.
5. To provide students with challenges and adventures that motivates them to become life-long learners.
6. To teach respect for the law, the rights of others, and self in a diverse community.
Harrisburg Report Card
The Harrisburg Report Card contains a wealth of information about our district. It is broken down into six main sections, including student demographics, student achievement, student programming, staff information, auxiliary services, and district finances. Please take the time to review our data. If you need additional information, please contact us.
The links below connect to the South Dakota Department of Education. The most recent district profile is available as is assessment results for all South Dakota schools.
South Dakota Department of Education Links
South Dakota State Report Card