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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 139 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 139 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Orange High School is the best school! It is not the typical high school. Anyone could come to Orange and find somewhere that they fit in. But, when it comes to athletic events or even tragic events, we all come together as a family and support one another. Orange is the place where lifelong friendships are made.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food has become better with time. It's like every other school's lunch besides a few things. There are always healthy choices along with a few unhealthy choices here and there.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Our administration is always on top of everything. They make sure that every student is safe and where they need to be at all times. The rules are simple and mostly common sense. If you don't follow them then there will be consequences.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Athletics are a huge part of campus life. Even if someone does not play sports there are plenty of ways to get active. Students all come together to support our various sports teams. When it comes to sports events, we are like a big family.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at Orange High are wonderful. They will go above and beyond to help any student. They are very caring and understanding, and will help in any way possible. Most teachers adapt their way of teaching to their students' way of learning. They are experts in the subject they teach and can answer almost any question a student has. Not only are they great teachers, but they also work to make class fun and get everyone engaged.

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%


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 14 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 0% No

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

  • 50% The teachers really do care
  • 25% Many different elective classes
  • 25% Sports are very fun

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Bathrooms
  • 14% Foreign languages Spanish classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% AG program
  • 30% Agriculture departments
  • 20% Our athletic rankings
  • 10% The pride we have for out school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Family
  • 40% Diverse
  • 10% Interesting
  • 10% Redneck

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Don't be scared
  • 40% You will fit in, don't stress about it
  • 10% The arts wing bathroom is the best.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.