Superintendent's Office  
Dr. Knight-Burney
 Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney with 2012-13 School Board Student Representatives

Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney

Dr. Carlinda Purcell
Assistant to the Superintendent
Ms. Christine Anderson,
Sr. Administrative Assistant


The Harrisburg School District is committed to providing a rigorous and relevant education to all students in a learning environment that fosters high expectations and data driven and standards aligned instruction provided by committed, highly qualified teachers. A culturally responsive, safe, and positive school environment is provided to enhance, empower, and promote the value of lifelong learning for our students. Families and the Harrisburg community are active partners in the educational process.


The vision of the Harrisburg School District in pursuit of educational excellence is to empower all students to become high academic achievers and lifelong learners who understand the need for a rigorous and diversified education and who are motivated and prepared to compete and succeed beyond high school graduation in 21st Century global markets.

2014-15 Goals and Priorities

Increase student achievement in reading, math, and science by at least 5 points by the end of the 2014 – 2015 school year as measured by the PSSA, Keystone, DIBELS Next, And meet and/or exceed growth at each grade level as indicated by PVAAS.
Student attendance will increase from 1 to 2.3% for the 2014-2015 school year
Student truancy will decrease by 3% for the 2014-2015 school year
Staff absences will decrease by 3% for the 2014-2015 school year
Community Engagement
Family and community engagement participation will increase by at least 10% at the district and school sites for the 2014-2015 school year
Environment School Climate
The student suspension rate will decrease by 5% during the 2014-2015 school year.