Education

Home to an excellent public school system and a variety of options for higher education and continued training, Rockingham County and the Harrisonburg Metro Area provide education options to meet every career goal and life stage.  Home to a diverse student population—with 54 languages spoken in Harrisonburg High School alone—opportunity abounds for students in our region.

Education Attainment Data

 Education Level  Harrisonburg Metro
 Total Population Age 25+  74,730
 Grade K-8  7.6%
 Grade 9-12  12.5%
 H.S. Graduate  32.6%
 Associate’s Degree  5.1%
 Bachelor’s Degree  15.4%
 Graduate Degree  10.1%


Harrisonburg Metro Public Schools Data

 Level  Number of Schools  Enrollment
 Elementary School  20  8,002
 Middle School  6  4,039
 High School  5  4,812


Higher Education Data

 School  Enrollment
 James Madison University  21,227
 Blue Ridge Community College  6,807
 Eastern Mennonite University  1,870
 Bridgewater College  1,785
 Mary Baldwin College  1,637



Meet Our Staff

Casey Armstrong
Assistant County Administrator & Community Development Director
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Joshua Gooden
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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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Phillip Rhodes
Director of Public Works
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Kirby Dean
Parks and Recreation Director
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