Owego Free Academy

1 Sheldon Guile Blvd

Owego, NY 13827-1095

Tel: (607)687-6230
Grades: 9-12

680 students

Owego Free Academy serves 680 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Owego Free Academy operates within the Owego-apalachin Central School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 680 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 680 students
Owego Free Academy Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Owego Free Academy Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Owego Free Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Owego Free Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
8%
Owego Free Academy Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
1%
23%
Owego Free Academy Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Owego Free Academy Black (1989-2012)
White
94%
48%
Owego Free Academy White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Owego Free Academy Sch Ethnicity Owego Free Academy Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.12 0.35
Owego Free Academy Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
30%
42%
Owego Free Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
6%
7%
Owego Free Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,196 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Owego-apalachin Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 2,196 1,324
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 76% 86%
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $40 MM $29 MM
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $39 MM $29 MM
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,211 $21,692
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,751 $21,514
Owego-apalachin Central   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Owego Owego Elementary School
    1 Chrsta Mcalff Ln
    Owego , NY 13827
    (607)687-6261
    0.1  mi  |  573  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Owego Owego Apalachin Middle School
    3 Sheldon Guile Blvd
    Owego , NY 13827
    (607)687-6248
    0.1  mi  |  502  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Tioga Center Tioga Middle School
    27 5th Ave
    Tioga Center , NY 13845
    (607)687-8004
    5.5  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Tioga Center Tioga Elementary School
    41 5th Ave
    Tioga Center , NY 13845
    (607)687-8002
    5.5  mi  |  422  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Tioga Center Tioga Senior High School
    27 5th Ave
    Tioga Center , NY 13845
    (607)687-8001
    5.5  mi  |  333  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 27, 2014 - 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

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Tioga County, NY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.00, which is lower than the New York average of 0.35. The most diverse school district in Tioga County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New York or national school diversity statistics.