Owego Free Academy

  • Owego Free Academy serves 675 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NY average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • 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 675 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 675 students
Owego Free Academy Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Owego Free Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Owego Free Academy Total Teachers (1987-2015)
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 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Owego Free Academy Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
9%
Owego Free Academy Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
1%
25%
Owego Free Academy Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
3%
18%
Owego Free Academy Black Students (1995-2015)
White
95%
45%
Owego Free Academy White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Owego Free Academy Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Owego Free Academy Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Owego Free Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.37
Owego Free Academy Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
36%
45%
Owego Free Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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%
6%
Owego Free Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Owego-apalachin Central School District's student population of 2,125 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $24,067 in this district is less than the state average of $32,940. The district revenue/student has grown by 32% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $24,450 is less than the state average of $31,547. The district spending/student has grown by 37% over four years.
School District Name Owego-apalachin Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
2
Number of Students Managed 2,125 935
Owego-apalachin Central School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 83% 87%
Owego-apalachin Central School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $53 MM $31 MM
Owego-apalachin Central School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $54 MM $30 MM
Owego-apalachin Central School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $24,067 $32,940
Owego-apalachin Central School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $24,450 $31,547
Owego-apalachin Central School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • EndicottOwego Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 494 students
    0.1 miles
    1201 Union Center-main Hwy
    EndicottNY 13760
    (607)687-6261
    0.1PK-5494
  • OwegoOwego-apalachin Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 496 students
    0.1 miles
    3 Sheldon Guile Blvd
    OwegoNY 13827
    (607)687-6248
    0.16-8496
  • Tioga CenterTioga Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 402 students
    5.5 miles
    Po Box 241
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8002
    5.5PK-4402
  • Tioga CenterTioga Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 297 students
    5.5 miles
    Po Box 241
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8004
    5.55-8297
  • Tioga CenterTioga Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 303 students
    5.5 miles
    Po Box 241
    Tioga CenterNY 13845
    (607)687-8001
    5.59-12303

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  12/7/2015
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.
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5  12/27/2014
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)
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