Motto, Vision & Mission


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Mission Statement

The Harrisburg School District optimizes student potential through the pursuit of educational excellence in partnership with the school community.


Six goals that contribute to the achievement of the Mission, listed without priority in the arrangement, define desirable outcomes to be incorporated into plans for our school system.

  1. To provide a quality academic curriculum that ensures students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills.

  2. To provide an environment conducive to teaching and learning which ensures opportunities for success for all.

  3. To provide opportunities to practice responsibility, respect, and acts of good citizenship.

  4. To provide an environment that motivates students 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.


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.

District & School Report Cards

Harrisburg School District Report Card Information is provided by the State of South Dakota Department of Education. 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.