Owego Free Academy

1 Sheldon Guile Blvd

Owego, NY 13827-1095

Grades: 9-12

662 students

Owego Free Academy serves 662 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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%.
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 662 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 662 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Students 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 0.10 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 15:1 13:1
Hispanic
1%
24%
Black
2%
19%
White
95%
47%
Two or more races
2%
1%
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.
23%
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.
10%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,178 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 2,178 1,015
Graduation Rate 76% 86%
District Total Revenue $40 MM $29 MM
District Spending $39 MM $29 MM
District Revenue / Student $18,211 $21,692
District Spending / Student $17,751 $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 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
  • OwegoOwego Elementary School
    1 Chrsta Mcalff Ln
    OwegoNY 13827
    (607)687-6261
    0.1 mi | 539 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • OwegoOwego-apalachin Middle School
    3 Sheldon Guile Blvd
    OwegoNY 13827
    (607)687-6248
    0.1 mi | 505 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Tioga CenterTioga Middle School
    27 5th Ave
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8004
    5.5 mi | 309 students | Gr. 5-8                      
  • Tioga CenterTioga Elementary School
    41 5th Ave
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8002
    5.5 mi | 418 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • Tioga CenterTioga Senior High School
    27 5th Ave
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8001
    5.5 mi | 315 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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