Orefield is served by the Parkland School District, which has Orefield Middle School in the village. The district's high school was located in Orefield until 1999, when it moved to Cedar Crest Boulevard to the east. Kernsville Elementary School is located just west of the village.
Roderick Strohl, World War II veteran, Staff Sergeant. Served with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. Strohl was one of the original 140 Toccoa men of East Company made famous by the mini-series Band of Brothers. Strohl is an honored veteran of D-Day/Battle of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, and Battle of the Bulge.