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Orange County Schools at a Glance

  • North Carolina School Report Card

     

    Our school system

    • 7,070 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
    • 13 schools
    • 6 traditional elementary schools
    • 1 year-round elementary school
    • 3 middle schools
    • 3 high schools 

     

    Our students* (Based on Principal's Monthly Report Month 1)

    Demographics

    • 52.0% White
    • 25.63% Hispanic
    • 14.08% Black
    • 6.62% Multiracial
    • 1.50% Asian
    • 0.17% Native American
    • 0% Pacific Islander
    • Male 52.18% Female 47.82%

    Enrollment

    • Head Start: TBD
    • Pre-K: 139
    • Elementary (K-5): 3,037
    • Middle (6-8): 1,658
    • HIgh (9-12): 2,375

    Services

    • 10.82% identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)
    • 14.82% receive special education services
    • 41.80% eligible for Free & Reduced Price School Meals
    • 17.34% Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

    Attendance (2019 - 20)

    • Elementary: 96.53%
    • Middle: 96.81%
    • High: 93.10%
    • District: 96.28%

    Performance

    • 90.9% Graduation Rate (2019 - 20)
    • 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
    • 549,911 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