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 4 public high schools serving 2,595 students in Orange County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Orange County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 67% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Orange County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 88%, which is more than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Orange High School, with 92% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
14 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
7,200 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
510 Teachers
32,877 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.
61%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Orange County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science 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
0.68
# American Indian Students
11 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
114 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,891 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
19%
# Black Students
1,022 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
14%
25%
# White Students
3,621 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
50%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
540 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
81
543
# Students in K Grade:
467
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
469
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
510
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
537
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
500
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
516
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
546
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
526
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
577
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
738
142,946
# Students in 10th Grade:
641
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
614
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
478
97,258
# 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
$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
$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
$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
$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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cedar Ridge High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1125 New Grady Brown Sch Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 245-4000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,039 students
Rank: #22.
Orange High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-6133
Grades: 9-12
| 1,346 students
Rank: #33.
Partnership Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1006 East Storey Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 245-4030
Grades: 9-12
| 28 students
Rank: #44.
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

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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%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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