Orange High School

  • Orange High School serves 1,290 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Orange High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Orange High School's student population of 1,290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,290 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Orange High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Orange High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank#1567 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤1%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
18%
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Black
15%
25%
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White
64%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.68
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Graduation Rate
90%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOrange County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  1.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This was really not the best school at all. There are homophobic and racist staff members. While me and my friends we being bullied, WE got yelled at for it. The staff seems to not care about the students and it has made my years a living hell. We tried to do go things, but if you don't removed up to them, it won't be good.
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This school has ruined my high school experience. Teachers are rude, many unqualified, they are homophobic towards me, some are racist towards POC's and the counselors do absolutely nothing. I despised this school from the start and I am so thankful that I am graduating this year.
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