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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Orange High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hillsborough, NC. It has 1,261 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
500 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Telephone
(919) 732-6133
Website
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Orange High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
156 responses
Average ACT
26
80 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,273
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Ag day
    47%
  • Sports Events
    28%
  • Pep Rally
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Peace club Benefit concert
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,261
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,183
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,635/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Overall, Orange High School is okay. It's simply an average small-town high school. Football is king, everything else gets the short end of the stick (ESPECIALLY the Arts). Food is not too good, but the vending machines sort of makeup for it. The faculty is AMAZING in the upper-level classes, especially AP, but can be lacking in the non-honors department. There are many clubs of all kinds (hobbies, religious, cultural, volunteering, etc.), so there's always something to do or join. Overall, it is what it is, definitely not horrible but it could be better.
Also, our agricultural department is to die for in our country, so if you want to go into the AG field, Orange High School is for you.
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During these four years at Orange High School, I have made memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. From Friday night football games, tailgating in the parking lot, honor roll cookouts, and AG day to the amazing teachers and staff who are truly devoted to helping students in every way they can. I am currently a peer counselor and get the privilege of seeing first-hand how much work the department puts in to help their students succeed. It really feels like a big family here, everyone looking out for one another. I will be attending East Carolina University in the fall and I owe that to my amazing college counselors and teachers who have guided me to the path of success. When you get here, you will see exactly why it's so special to be a Panther.
Orange high school, oh yeah home of the ALL MIGHT PANTHERS. If you want to go to a high school with some major school spirit definitely come here. The footballs great, the school is close to downtown Hillsborough, the teachers and staff care about your education. Going to Orange High School was a great experience. As great as high school can be. If you have a medical issue arise at any time the staff and teachers are really good at working with you. They all want to see you succeed, not to fail. We are all one big family at Orange High School.