Orange County Schools
Dr. Gerri Martín
Message from Superintendent Martín
This is such an exciting time to join the Orange County Schools team of educators! Joining the district at this time of year has given me the opportunity to see the “well-oiled machine” that is the district. To date and just to name a few things, I have had the opportunity to visit every school, talk with students, meet many employees, and see a lot of excellent teaching. I have seen a very dedicated Board of Education who is committed to making sure students have access to technology and are College and Career Ready when they graduate from Orange County Schools as well as provide every resource our staff needs to be successful in the endeavor. I have attended Ag Day and a ribbon cutting ceremony and see the pride that citizens across the district take in the school system.
My family and I have moved in and have adjusted well to being in Hillsborough. We are enjoying getting to know folks and finding our way around and have been very welcomed everywhere we have been. It is a beautiful place with much to offer and I am very blessed to have the responsibility of helping with the education of the children of Orange County.
Dr. Gerri P. Martín
Superintendent, Orange County Schools
Our North Carolina School Report Card
Orange County Schools' students continue to demonstrate increased academic growth and higher proficiency levels on the state and national assessments. The North Carolina School Report Card provides a detailed analysis of the accomplishments for our district and each of our schools. This annual report contains measures of student performance, school accountability, teacher quality, class size, attendance rates, school safety and instructional resources. These statistics reflect the 2011-2012 school year.
Orange County Schools has achieved some excellent academic results over the course of the past year. Here are a few of the district's highlights from our North Carolina School Report Card:
- Orange County Schools met 62 of 63 growth targets (98.4%).
- 9 schools met 100% of federal targets.
- 4 year graduation rate for the district increased to 85.4%.
- 5 schools made High Growth.
- 7 schools were classified as Schools of Distinction.
- All 3 middle schools made High Growth in both reading and math.
- 4 elementary schools made High Growth in reading.
- 5 elementary schools made High Growth in math.
- District biology scores increased to 87.5% proficient, up from 83.0% last year.
- District algebra scores increased to 84.1% proficient, up from 83.5% last year.
Our academic achievement and district initiatives make this an exciting time to be part of Orange County Schools. I invite you to take a closer look at our N.C. School Report Card. This information will help our parents, guardians and community members better understand our school district and the impact of the programs we offer.
Should you have any questions regarding the N.C. School Report Card or how to interpret the results, please contact your child's school or Dr. Mary Calhoun, Director of Accountability and Testing, at 919.732.2314, extension 16001, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to view Report Card.