Orange High School in Hillsborough Township, NC - Niche

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Orange High School is a public school in Hillsborough Township, North Carolina. It has 1,263 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 44% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 194 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

500 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-6133

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 194 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: At this school there is a lot of acceptance and coming together as a whole. When students get hurt or as we had two deaths from a car accident the whole school community did everything they could to lift their spirits up and a lot of us met early in the morning to have a prayer and share stories we had with each of them.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: There is a variety of different academics at this school, it goes from health classes all the way to welding classes.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Health & Safety: The bathrooms are nasty, they could use some serious work.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The offerings for sports at the school are quite good. The arts department, especially theater, is good but could use some additional administrator support. Clubs are diverse and available but it would be better if more of the student body partook in the activities and meetings.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school has great opportunities if you are willing to put in the work to take advantage of them. Almost every teacher that I have had is willing to work with students to accomplish their goals or to help them if they are struggling.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 Charles W. Stanford Middle School Public
3.00 Cameron Park Elementary School Public
2.66 Pathways Elementary School Public
3.00 Hillsborough Elementary School Public
2.66 Central Elementary School Public
3.00 Orange Charter School Public, Charter
Pinewoods Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.66 Cedar Ridge High School Public
3.00 Grady Brown Elementary School Public
Partnership Academy Alternative School Public, Alternative
2.66 A.L. Stanback Middle School Public
3.00 New Hope Elementary School Public
2.33 Efland Cheeks Elementary School Public
4.00 Emerson Waldorf School Private
2.66 Gravelly Hill Middle School Public
3.66 Carolina Friends School Private, Religious
4.00 Morris Grove Elementary School Public
Montessori Day School Private
Triangle Day School Private
2.66 Forest View Elementary School Public
4.33 East Chapel Hill High School Public
2.66 Riverside High School Public
3.66 Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill Private, Religious
Duke School Private
2.33 Hillandale Elementary School Public
2.33 Easley Elementary School Public
Liberty Christian School Private, Religious
Bradford Academy Private, Religious
2.00 George L. Carrington Middle School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Cedar Ridge High School 3 mi. 1,127
4.00 Chapel Hill High School 10 mi. 1,412
4.33 East Chapel Hill High School 10 mi. 1,409
2.66 Riverside High School 9 mi. 1,796
2.33 Northern High School 10 mi. 1,368

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Orange High School United States Cedar Ridge High School Chapel Hill High School East Chapel Hill High School Northern High School Riverside High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 67.0% 53.0% 52.0% 21.0% 26.0%
African American 20.0% 15.0% 11.0% 11.0% 10.0% 53.0% 43.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 14.0% 13.0% 11.0% 18.0% 23.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 7.0% 7.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 12.0% 18.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.8%
Grade 10 27.6%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 21.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 33% The teachers really do care
  • 24% Sports are very fun
  • 20% Many different elective classes
  • 13% The faculty in general
  • 7% There is always something different to do
  • 2% Ag Day

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 75% Bathrooms
  • 12% The ignorance of some people
  • 12% Foreign languages Spanish classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 38% Agriculture departments
  • 33% AG program
  • 21% Our athletic rankings
  • 8% The pride we have for out school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Diverse
  • 25% Family
  • 25% Redneck
  • 4% Interesting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% You will fit in, don't stress about it
  • 35% Don't be scared
  • 12% The arts wing bathroom is the best.
  • 6% Stay focused

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 28% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.