A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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
Address
500 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Telephone
(919) 732-6133
Website

Orange High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
95 responses
Average ACT
25
52 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Ag day
    46%
  • Sports Events
    28%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Peace club Benefit concert
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,305
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,477/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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So far that i have seen, Orange high is well funded and well organized. Each student has access to their own computer provided by the school, and a variety of clubs and sports are available. Career pathways are provided, and an on-sight farm complete with cows and goats is at the ready for classes on agriculture and animal care. The arts department has many different opportunities, field trips and includes clay working with experienced professionals. The staff is welcoming, plenty of opportunities are available, and the school overall is great.
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The academics at Orange High School can be very challenging, especially with high lever courses such as Advanced Placement, but they can also be very rewarding. The teachers at OHS are very good at communicating effectively with students and helping AP students to achieve their goals for their AP exams. Many teachers are also known to hold free SAT/ACT tutoring sessions in their subject area for students during PLUS lunch. The scheduling process has became much easier since my freshman year, now every student can sign up for classes with the help of their parents on their computer. If there are any questions, a meeting with their guidance counselor can be requested but the process if fairly simple and time efficient.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience at Orange High School. I enjoyed the clubs that I chose to participate in, as well as the extracurricular activities such as AG Day (a one day fair that the Agriculture Program at OHS ran) and the sporting events. The athletics program at Orange High School is very good, and each sport offers good coaching and an enjoyable team experience. I would choose this school again if I could repeat my high school career because I was able to find my group that I liked while still participating in many school led activities, such as sports and clubs.