Otto L Shortell Middle School

Grades: 6-8

520 students

Otto L Shortell Middle School serves 520 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Otto L Shortell Middle School operates within the Oneida City School District.

Overview

The student population of 520 students has grown by 35% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 520 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
8%
Black
3%
19%
White
95%
47%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.10 0.36
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.
34%
41%
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,516 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,075 is less than the state average of $21,692. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,594 is less than the state average of $21,514. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Oneida City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,516 1,015
District Total Revenue $39 MM $29 MM
District Spending $40 MM $29 MM
District Revenue / Student $16,075 $21,692
District Spending / Student $16,594 $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Canastota High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roberts Street Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Side Elementary School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CanastotaSouth Side Elementary School
    200 High St
    CanastotaNY 13032
    (315)697-6372
    2.1 mi | Gr. 2-3 | 224 students                      
  • CanastotaRoberts Street Middle School
    120 Roberts St
    CanastotaNY 13032
    (315)697-2029
    2.1 mi | Gr. 4-6 | 327 students                      
  • CanastotaCanastota High School
    101 Roberts St
    CanastotaNY 13032
    (315)697-2003
    2.1 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 727 students                      
  • CanastotaPeterboro Street Elementary School
    220 North Peterboro St
    CanastotaNY 13032
    (315)697-2027
    2.1 mi | Gr. PK-1 | 234 students                      
  • OneidaOneida Senior High School
    560 Seneca St
    OneidaNY 13421
    (315)363-6901
    2.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 711 students                      

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