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Orange County Schools at a Glance

  • North Carolina School Report Card

    2020-2021 Data Release: Proficiency and Participation

    2020-2021 Data Release: Subgroup Composites


    2021-2022 School Year

    Our school system

    • 7,428 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
    • 33 different languages spoken at home other than English
    • 14 schools
    • 6 traditional elementary schools
    • 1 year-round elementary school
    • 3 middle schools
    • 3 high schools 
    • 1 virtual school

     

    Our students* (Based on Principal's Monthly Report Month 5)

    Demographics

    • 50.26% White
    • 26.48% Hispanic
    • 13.91% Black
    • 7.59% Multiracial
    • 1.60% Asian
    • 0.14% Native American
    • 0.01% Pacific Islander
    • Male 51.56% Female 48.44%

    Enrollment

    • Head Start: 35
    • Pre-K: 98
    • Elementary (K-5): 3,120
    • Middle (6-8): 1,723
    • High (9-12): 2,559

    Services

    • 11.32% identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)
    • 12.9% receive special education services
    • 32.98 % eligible for Free & Reduced Price School Meals
    • 18.26% Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

    Attendance (2020-21)

    • Elementary: 95.50%
    • Middle: 94%
    • High: 94%
    • District: 93.95%

    Performance (2020-21)

    • 84.2% Graduation Rate 
    • 17.6 AP Participation Rate
    • 1129 average combined SAT score for class of 2021
    • 19.5 average composite ACT score for class of 2021

    Our employees (2020-21)

    • 102 Teacher Assistants
    • 541 Teachers 
    • 81 Support Staff (Guidance, Psychology, Media)
    • 13 Principals
    • 17 Assistant Principals
    • 38 Central Office Administrators
    • 91 National Board Certified Teachers
    • 313 Licensed Staff with Advanced Degrees

    Transportation and meals (2019-20)

    • 52 buses transported 3,439 students during the 2019-20 school year
    • 554,846 meals served during the 2019-20 school year

    System Resources

    $153,166,001 Total 2020-2021 Budget

    Funding Sources

    • Federal: $15,653,527
    • State of North Carolina: $48,455,405
    • Orange County: $34,454,092
    • Enterprise funds
      • Child Nutrition Fund: $4,128,250
      • School Community Relations Fund: $1,296,025
    • Capital: $45,426,586
    • Restricted: $ 3,752,116

    Expenditures by category

    • Salaries: 27.9%
    • Employer Provided Benefits: 30.9%
    • Supplies & Materials: 50.8%
    • Purchased Services: 49.1%
    • Capital: 7.3% 

     

    (Rev. 4-4-22)