Orange High School

213 reviews
  1. Orange County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  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
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Orange High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
74 responses
Average ACT
25
43 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
AP Enrollment
19%
AP Exam Pass Rate
64%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    6%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    31%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    59%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

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
  • Ag day
    46%
  • Sports Events
    28%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • 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
1,263
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
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,857
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 expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,299/ year
National
$11,890
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

Reviews

213 reviews
  • Excellent
    38
  • Very Good
    97
  • Average
    67
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    1
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.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
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.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
About half of each grade level at Orange High School is very involved in school activities. There can be a lot of peer pressure among the students, especially regarding skipping class or helping each other on class/homework assignments. For some social groups, there is a lot of competitiveness and these groups are generally the ones in the top of the class and they are very focused and competitive amongst each other. Overall, the students of Orange High School are very accepting of one another.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago