Orange High School in Hillsborough Township, NC - Niche

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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    206 3.8
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Orange High School is a public coed 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 206 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 206 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I enjoy going to all games and having fun!!
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: My teachers are wonderful and they love there students.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Since, being at my high school I have felt comfortable and safe there. Our school always have armed and unarmed police officers walking around to make sure everything is ok.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: My high school has a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities. For example we have one club at our school called the National Technical Honor Society. This clubs level of commitment is very high; just to get into the club you have to have taken three CTE classes as just one of the requirements to be eligible.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For the most part I have really enjoyed my time at my high school and would make the same decision to go there again even if I had to do it all over again. My high school feels like home. One of the unique events at our school is AG Day, this is a day where we celebrate our agricultural department by having a big corn hole tournament, food vendors and a great way for some of the clubs and organizations at our school to raise money.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

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

Around Orange High School

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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 North Carolina Cedar Ridge High School Chapel Hill High School East Chapel Hill High School Northern High School Riverside High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 51.2% 67.0% 53.0% 52.0% 21.0% 26.0%
African American 20.0% 15.0% 26.0% 11.0% 11.0% 10.0% 53.0% 43.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 14.7% 14.0% 13.0% 11.0% 18.0% 23.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.8% 4.0% 7.0% 7.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 2.8% 1.0% 12.0% 18.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 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 30 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 29% The teachers really do care
  • 24% Sports are very fun
  • 18% Many different elective classes
  • 11% The faculty in general
  • 7% Ag Day
  • 6% There is always something different to do

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 27 responses

  • 37% AG program
  • 33% Agriculture departments
  • 22% Our athletic rankings
  • 7% The pride we have for out school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 39% Diverse
  • 25% Family
  • 25% Redneck
  • 11% 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 22 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% 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.