Orange County Schools School District

200 E King St
Hillsborough, NC 27278-2570
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Orange County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public elementary schools serving 4,787 students in Orange County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Orange County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
14 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
7,200 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
510 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Orange County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#181 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Orange County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Orange County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
46%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Orange County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
91%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Orange County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.66
0.70
# American Indian Students
11 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
114 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,891 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
20%
# Black Students
1,022 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
14%
25%
# White Students
3,621 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
50%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
540 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
81
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
467
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
469
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
510
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
537
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
500
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
516
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
546
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
526
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
577
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
738
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
641
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
614
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
478
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,976 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,580 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$101 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Orange County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$112 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Orange County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$13,976
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Orange County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$15,580
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Orange County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Orange County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hillsborough Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
402 North Nash Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-6137
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #22.
River Park Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
240 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-9326
Grades: PK-5
| 548 students
Rank: #33.
Orange Middle School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
308 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-6121
Grades: 6-8
| 520 students
Rank: #44.
Pathways Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
431 Strouds Creek Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-9136
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #55.
Orange County Schools Online Academy
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
920 Corporate Dr
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-8126
Grades: K-12
| 182 students
Rank: #66.
A L Stanback Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3700 Nc 86 South
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 644-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 636 students
Rank: #77.
New Hope Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 New Hope Church Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-9696
Grades: PK-5
| 516 students
Rank: #88.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
154 Hayes St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-3622
Grades: PK-5
| 318 students
Rank: #99.
Grady Brown Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 New Grady Brown Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-6138
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #1010.
Efland Cheeks Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4401 Fuller Rd
Efland, NC 27243
(919) 563-5112
Grades: PK-5
| 477 students
Rank: #1111.
Gravelly Hill Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4801 West Ten Road
Efland, NC 27243
(919) 245-4050
Grades: 6-8
| 442 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 14 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,200 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : 91% (Top 30% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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