Education 

The Harrisonburg Metro Area’s diverse student population attends fully accredited schools from pre-kindergarten through high school. The area boasts 20 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, a governor's school, a technical center and an alternative education center. These schools prepare our area’s students for the next stages in their lives, whether that’s at one of Virginia’s excellent colleges and universities or in the workforce.
 
Our education system prepares the most gifted students for the next level via the Challenge Program and the Massanutten Regional Governor’s School for Environmental Science & Technology, an integrated research-based curriculum of science and technology. Students from these programs are poised to tackle the problems of tomorrow and benefit greater society as a whole.
 
Rockingham County Public Schools educates 11,400 students in grades PK-12 who are supported by over 1,850 full-time employees.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools educate 5,100 students in grades PK-12 with a highly diverse student population, in which students speak more than 50 languages.
 
For more information about education attainment levels in the Harrisonburg Metro Area, please visit the Education data page.




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George K. Anas, II
Assistant County Administrator /
Director of Economic Development
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Michele Bridges
Economic Development and Tourism Manager
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Casey Armstrong
Community Development Director
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Pete Kesecker
Development Plan Manager
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Diana Stultz
Zoning Administrator / Subdivision Agent
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Rhonda Cooper
Director of Planning
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James May
Senior Planner
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Barry Hertzler
Director of Public Works
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Phillip Rhodes
Deputy Director of Public Works
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Kathy McQuain
Parks and Recreation Director
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