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Orange High School is a public school in Hillsborough Township, North Carolina. It has 1,212 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 156 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 156 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The health and safety at my school is exceptional. The school and administration makes sure all students are safe, feel safe, and have the resources and people they need in case for health purposes.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The school lunch is okay of what I know. They offer several different options everyday so everyone sees something that is appealing to them. The price is a good price for lunch, and they offer good snacks to the students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The administration and staff are very helpful and enforce the rules, which is good to see. If a student has a concern about anything, we know we can go to our staff. Administration doesn't tolerate bullying, low attendance, and has a strict dress code.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: Orange High School is known for their sports, school spirit, and student/teacher/community involvement. For all of our sporting events, their is always a huge excited and supportive student section cheering on our teams. Our teachers along with our Hillsborough community love to come as well and support the schools athletics, which is great to see.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: All the teachers at Orange High School, or at least the ones that I know, which is a good amount all are great teachers. They all were willing to put 110% in each student, they all had great teaching styles that helped me succeed, and they knew what they were doing the entire time in my eyes.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Charles W. Stanford Middle School Public
Montessori Farm School Private, Montessori
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 Grady Brown Elementary School Public
3.66 Cedar Ridge High 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 Gravelly Hill Middle School Public
3.00 Efland Cheeks Elementary School Public
3.33 Emerson Waldorf School Private
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
St. Luke's Preschool & Kindergarten Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Charles W. Stanford Middle School 0 mi. 631
3.66 Cameron Park Elementary School 1 mi. 637
3.66 Cedar Ridge High School 3 mi. 1,065
2.66 Forest View Elementary School 9 mi. 669
4.00 Chapel Hill High School 10 mi. 1,353

Around Orange High School

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


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Orange High School United States Cameron Park Elementary School Cedar Ridge High School Chapel Hill High School Charles W. Stanford Middle School Forest View Elementary School
White 65.0% 51.6% 69.0% 70.0% 53.0% 72.0% 32.0%
African American 23.0% 15.2% 11.0% 13.0% 9.0% 17.0% 22.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 14.0% 10.0% 12.0% 6.0% 34.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 12.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 1.0% 11.0% 0% 6.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 16 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 44% The teachers really do care
  • 28% Many different elective classes
  • 28% Sports are very fun

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 89% Bathrooms
  • 11% Foreign languages Spanish classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% AG program
  • 33% Agriculture departments
  • 17% Our athletic rankings
  • 8% The pride we have for out school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 42% Diverse
  • 33% Family
  • 17% Redneck
  • 8% Interesting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% You will fit in, don't stress about it
  • 42% Don't be scared
  • 8% The arts wing bathroom is the best.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% 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.