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Our Schools

Orange County Schools at a Glance

  • North Carolina School Report Card

    Our school system

    • 7,630 Students
    • Located in Hillsborough, the central part of the county; the county seat
    • One of two school districts in Orange County
    • 50th largest school district in the state
    • Orange County is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • 27 different languages spoken at home other than English
    • 13 schools
      • 6 traditional elementary schools
      • 1 year-round elementary school
      • 3 middle schools
      • 3 high schools 

    Our students*

    • Demographics
      • 53.53% White
      • 24.81% Hispanic
      • 13.82% Black
      • 1.33% Asian
      • 0.19% Native American
      • 0.03% Pacific Islander
      • Male 52.47% Female 47.53%

    • Enrollment
      • Head Start: 54
      • Pre-K: 137
      • Elementary (K-5): 3,232
      • Middle (6-8): 1,766
      • High (9-12): 2,384

    • Services
      • 10.43% identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)
      • 14.43% receive special education services
      • 43.4% eligible for Free & Reduced Price School Meals
      • 18.27% Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

    • Attendance (2018 - 2019)
      • Elementary: 95.43% 
      • Middle: 95.69%
      • High: 91.07%

    • Performance
      • 89.0% Graduation Rate (2018 - 2019)
      • 17.4% AP participation rate 
      • 1159 average combined SAT score for class of 2019
      • 19.5 average composite ACT score for class of 2019

    Our employees

    • 553 Teachers
    • 122 Teacher Assistants
    • 90 Support Staff (Guidance, Psychology, Media)
    • 13 Principals
    • 17 Assistant Principals
    • 15 Central Office Administrators
    • 128 National Board Certified Teachers
    • 332 Licensed Staff with Advanced Degrees

    Transportation and meals 

    • 60 buses transported 3,187 students during the 2018-19 school year
    • 805,178 meals served during the 2018-19 school year

    System Resources

    • $123,045,514 FY 2019 Operating Budget
    • Funding Sources
      • Federal: $3,806,411
      • State of North Carolina: $48,324,995
      • Orange County: $35,652,807
      • Enterprise funds
        • Child Nutrition Fund: $2,932,900
        • School Community Relations Fund: $1,415,954
    • Special Revenue Fund: $ 3,357,848
    • Fund Balance: $2,110,195
    • Expenditures by category
      • Salaries: 62.3%
      • Employee Benefits: 22.5%
      • Supplies & Materials: 6%
      • Purchased Services: 8.1%
      • Instructional Equipment:1.1%
    •  $30,487,500 FY 2019 Capital Budget