Making the Grade

Adding up the factors for student success

Select a category on the left to see how school districts in North Carolina stack up. Click a district on the map for more details, and click the "Compare Districts" tab to compare up to three different districts.

Many factors contribute to a child's success in public school: the amount of resources schools spend, how many needy students each school has, how often those students are disciplined. Which North Carolina schools are making the grade and which are failing their students?

Choose a variable...

District Profile
Compare Districts
  • Orange County
    State Average
  • Total expenses per student:
    $8,536
    $8,498
  • Percent who take
    the SAT:
    67%
    62%
  • Average SAT score:
    1570
    1001
  • High school graduation rate:
    91%
    82.5%
  • Percent of students on free/reduced lunch:
    21%
    56.1%
  • Graduation rate of students on free/reduced lunch:
    73%
    76.1%
  • Disciplinary action
    per 1,000 students:

    (includes short- and long-term suspension as well as expulsion)

    134
    16

Discipline by Demographic

Margin of error = ± 2 incidents

  • 1)

  • 2)

  • 3)

67%

49%

53%

Disciplinary action
per 1,000 students
(includes short-, long-term suspension and expulsion)

67%

49%

53%

Average SAT score for graduating seniors

67%

49%

53%

High school
graduation rate

67%

49%

53%

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch

67%

49%

53%

Total Expenses per Student
(money from county, state, and federal governments)