The Gettysburg Area School District is a mid-sized, rural, public school district which serves students in a 185-square-mile (480 km2) area of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The District includes: Gettysburg Borough, as well as Cumberland, Freedom, Highland, Franklin and parts of Mt. Joy and Straban Townships. According to 2000 federal census data, Gettysburg Area School District served a resident population of 26,205 people. By 2010, the District's population increased to 27,614 people. The educational attainment levels for the Gettysburg Area School District population were 87.4% high school graduates and 27.4% college graduates. The District is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania.