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Our Schools

Orange County Schools at a Glance

  • North Carolina School Report Card

    2020-2021 Data Release: Proficiency and Participation

    2020-2021 Data Release: Subgroup Composites


    2020-2021 School Year

    Our school system

    • 7,413 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 9)

    Demographics

    • 51.37% White
    • 25.98% Hispanic
    • 14.15% Black
    • 6.84% Multiracial
    • 1.51% Asian
    • 0.16% Native American
    • 0% Pacific Islander
    • Male 51.67% Female 48.33%

    Enrollment

    • Head Start: TBD
    • Pre-K: 139
    • Elementary (K-5): 3,281
    • Middle (6-8): 1,702
    • High (9-12): 2,430

      Services
    • 10.07% identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)
    • 12.10% receive special education services
    • 22.15 % eligible for Free & Reduced Price School Meals
    • 17.41% Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

      Attendance (2019 - 20)
    • Elementary: 96.53%
    • Middle: 96.81%
    • High: 93.10%
    • District: 96.28%

      Performance (2019 - 20)

      90.9% Graduation Rate 
      17.6 AP Participation Rate
      1129 average combined SAT score for class of 2020
      19.6 average composite ACT score for class of 2020

     

    Our employees

    • 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

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

    System Resources

    $130,730,043 Total 2020-2021 Budget

    Funding Sources

    Federal: $3,408,412
    State of North Carolina: $48,294,565
    Orange County: $35,802,252
    Enterprise funds:

    • Child Nutrition Fund: $2,204,958
    • School Community Relations Fund: $212,560


    Special Revenue Fund: $ 3,292,953
    Fund Balance: $2,183,028
    Coronavirus Relief Funds: $2,119,600

    Expenditures by category

    Salaries: 60.4%
    Employee Benefits: 23.1
    Supplies & Materials: 6.7%
    Purchased Services: 9.4%
    Instructional Equipment:0.4%

    $33,264,715 2020-2021 Capital Budget

     

    (Rev. 7-13-21)