Residents of the area are served by four public school systems. The Mifflin County School District serves a 362 square mile area, entirely within Mifflin County. The Juniata County School District encompasses 392 square miles within Juniata County. Mount Union Area School District, the bulk of which is located in Huntingdon County, serves three municipalities in western Mifflin County. Greenwood School District, a small but highly rated school district, serves Greenwood Township in Juniata County and parts of neighboring Perry County.
The Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology gives students from East Juniata, Juniata, and Mifflin County High Schools an opportunity to jump start their careers while earning academic credit toward high school graduation. Program options at their 20-acre campus include: Auto Mechanics, Building Trades Maintenance, Cosmetology, Collision Repair, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Installation, Precision Machining, Mechatronics and Medical Science.
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing offers a two year RN diploma program, which helps to supply much-needed medical personnel to the area. Geisinger’s registered nurse program has been ranked the top RN program in Pennsylvania, thanks to the program’s high admission standards, their students’ dedication and their exceptionally high NCLEX scores.
Several universities and institutions of higher education located within a short drive offer degree programs to local residents, including Penn State, Susquehanna, Bucknell, Juniata, and Penn Highlands, as well as the Harrisburg Area Community College.
The Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce Business and Education Committee is very active in promoting and assisting with career development activities in area schools. The committee offers opportunities for communication and collaboration between Juniata River Valley area businesses and educational organizations in both Mifflin and Juniata counties to enhance the preparedness of all students to enter or advance in the workforce.