Guide: Orange County Schools

March 21, 2010 

The Orange County Schools district serves roughly 6,500 students who live in Hillsborough and rural Orange County.

The district has two high schools, three middle schools and seven elementary schools. Here are the schools:

High schools: Cedar Ridge High School, Orange High School

Middle schools: A.L. Stanback School, C.W. Stanford School, Gravelly Hill Middle School

Elementary schools: Cameron Park Elementary, Central Elementary, Efland Cheeks Elementary School, Grady A. Brown Elementary, Hillsborough Elementary, New Hope Elementary, Pathways Elementary

Other school: Partnership Academy Alternative School

Making the grade

To see how a school in the district has met state Adequate Yearly Progress and federal No Child Left Behind standards, visit N.C. Public Schools and enter "Orange County" in the quick search.

To get a "report card" of schools in the district, including student performance, safety records and teacher qualifications, visit N.C. report cards.

To see the 4-year graduation data for the cohort of students who entered high school in 2002-03 and graduated in four years or less (in 2005-06), click here.

Charter Schools

Orange Charter

Pace Academy

Private Schools

There are several private schools in the area. The following schools were listed with the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education for the 2006-07 school year.

Academy of World Changers, 7500 Schley Rd., on the old St. Mary's campus, Durham; contact Christine Jonsdotter (919) 451-2582, Grades K-12, religious

Artgarden Montessori School, 1603 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill; contact Carol Richard, (919) 942-9534, Kindergarten, independent

Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road, Durham; Mike Hanas, (919) 383-6602, Grades K-12

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