Harrisburg Elementary School is located in the small town of Harrisburg, North Carolina, with a population of 13,064 residents. Our school is approximately 12.5 miles from Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina and second largest banking/financial center in the United States. Harrisburg Elementary was originally established as a high school in 1927 and was located on Highway 49. In the 1970's, Harrisburg was transformed into an elementary school due to the population growth in the area. In 2000, Harrisburg Elementary was relocated to it's current location. Currently, our school serves close to 1000 kindergarten through fifth grade students. We have 53 highly qualified teachers on staff and 12 non-certified staff members that strive to provide the best education and service to the students, parents, and community in our school district.
Within the past ten years, the State of North Carolina has recognized Harrisburg Elementary School as a "School of Distinction" five times and a "Honor School of Excellence" four times. Instructional programs across all grade levels include advanced math classes and inquiry-based hands-on science instruction. Harrisburg claims the honor of having two of the district Spelling Bee winners in the past four years, Geography Bee state competition participants, county Math 24 champions and winners in the Thinking Caps Quiz Bowl, Knowledge Masters, and Math Olympiad competitions.