The mission of the Orange Schools can best be stated as, "The faculty and students will ensure that all children will achieve academic excellence in a safe and supportive environment in order for them to become life-long learners."
The Orange Public Schools serve approximately 1,300 students in grades K-6. The districts' facilities include Mary L. Tracey School which houses a ¾ day kindergarten and a pre-school program for approximately 160 students. Three elementary schools, The Peck Place School, Race Brook School, and Turkey Hill School each offer an exceptional program for student in grades 1-6. Students are served by approximately 115 instructional staff, 6 administrators, and 80 staff. The community has a long history of supporting its school system.
The Orange Public Schools believe that the success of any school district is ultimately dependent upon a collegial and collaborative relationship among the Board of Education, staff, administration, and parents. That collaboration must focus on high academic standards and communicate exceptional expectations for every student’s success. The administrators act as visionaries and instructional leaders. The faculty teaches to high standards and communicates a strong commitment to students’ personal achievements. The staff supports the educational program by putting teachers’ and students’ classroom needs first. Parents become active participants in their children’s lives, advocating excellence and achievement for all.