Owego Free Academy

Owego Free Academy serves 689 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Owego Free Academy operates within the Owego-apalachin Central School District.
Owego-apalachin Central School District's 83% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 689 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 689 students
Owego Free Academy Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Owego Free Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Owego Free Academy Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Owego Free Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Owego Free Academy Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.11 0.69
Owego Free Academy Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29%
42%
Owego Free Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
5%
Owego Free Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

Owego-apalachin Central School District's student population of 2,191 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 63% over five years.
The revenue/student of $18,644 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Owego-apalachin Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,191 923
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 83% 87%
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2014)
District Total Revenue $40 MM n/a
Owego-apalachin Central   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $48 MM n/a
Owego-apalachin Central   School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $18,644 n/a
Owego-apalachin Central   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $22,535 n/a
Owego-apalachin Central   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Tioga Senior High School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Owego-apalachin Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Owego Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • OwegoOwego Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 516 students
    0.1 miles
    1 Chrsta Mcalff Ln
    OwegoNY 13827
    (607)687-6261
    0.1PK-5516
  • OwegoOwego-apalachin Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 495 students
    0.1 miles
    3 Sheldon Guile Blvd
    OwegoNY 13827
    (607)687-6248
    0.16-8495
  • Tioga CenterTioga Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 419 students
    5.5 miles
    41 5th Ave
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8002
    5.5PK-4419
  • Tioga CenterTioga Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 297 students
    5.5 miles
    27 5th Ave
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8004
    5.55-8297
  • Tioga CenterTioga Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 301 students
    5.5 miles
    27 5th Ave
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8001
    5.59-12301

School Reviews

OFA has declined rapidly over the years. On the surface, it's fantastic, but it is a pit of failure and agony. I went there from 2010-2015 and can personally say that it's an awful place all around. If you're looking for a quality school to take your children, avoid OFA.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/07/15
I can only speak for the time I was a student there (1979-1982) but OFA was a great school, great environment, and the teachers were mostly excellent. I didn't appreciate these things then but over the past 7 years, I have taught some middle school and also community college. OFA was 100 times better than anything I have experienced, especially in the area of quality of education and educators! If anyone remembers me from my email or any other way, I wish I knew how great I had it then. A couple of my favorite teachers were Mr. Riddleberger (OAJHS) Mr. Ainey (the guy who began my lifelong love of math), and Mr. McGraw (not so much as a SS teacher but a football coach)
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 12/27/14

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