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 1,215 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 161 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 161 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience was playing football all for years, being involved in the creation of The Minority Achievers Program (MAP), having an average GPA of 3.5 or higher sophomore-senior year, and all the awards i received in my years attending. This school is unique because it was the first high school in Orange county, also the upgrading over the years. i was choose this school again because it consisted of the greatest moments of my life.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: students are not allowed to leave the school for lunch, not even at senior status. They are also limited to a 25 minute lunch. There are 3 lunches and all are very full. Also, the food menu is a cycle and each day you kind of already know what you will be getting.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Administration did a great job of punishing what needed to be punished. However, I personally think that education is more important than dress codes.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: I personally thought all my teachers were great! They were all passionate about the subject they taught and about teaching in general.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: All teams were very respected by students and administration. The football and basketball teams were great in performance. Wrestling was a HUGE sport for this school we had a couple state champs! The school spirit is also very high especially during Friday night football games. The weight room was a very treasured room as well as the gym and all the fields.

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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Cedar Ridge High School 3 mi. 1,081
4.00 Chapel Hill High School 10 mi. 1,360
4.33 East Chapel Hill High School 10 mi. 1,479
2.66 Riverside High School 9 mi. 1,756
2.33 Northern High School 10 mi. 1,415

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

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 65.0% 51.0% 68.0% 53.0% 49.0% 22.0% 30.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 12.0% 10.0% 11.0% 54.0% 45.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 13.0% 13.0% 11.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.0% 10.0% 7.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 11.0% 19.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 26.4%
Grade 11 22.6%
Grade 12 24.1%

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 17 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 45% The teachers really do care
  • 30% Sports are very fun
  • 25% Many different elective classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 82% Bathrooms
  • 18% Foreign languages Spanish classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% AG program
  • 31% Agriculture departments
  • 23% Our athletic rankings
  • 8% The pride we have for out school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Diverse
  • 31% Family
  • 23% Redneck
  • 8% Interesting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% You will fit in, don't stress about it
  • 38% Don't be scared
  • 8% The arts wing bathroom is the best.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% 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.