Owego Free Academy

1 Sheldon Guile Blvd
Owego, NY 13827
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 606 students in grades 9-12, Owego Free Academy ranks in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 606 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : ≥95% (Top 10% in NY)
  • : Top 5%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : ≥90% (Top 5%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Owego Free Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Owego Free Academy's student population of 606 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
606 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Owego Free Academy ranks within the top 5% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Owego Free Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#78 out of 4377 schools
(Top 5%)
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≥95%
46%
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≥90%
49%
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85-89%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
1%
29%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
95%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.10
This chart display the diversity score of Owego Free Academy and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Owego Free Academy's ranking?
Owego Free Academy is ranked #78 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Owego Free Academy often compared to?
Owego Free Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Vestal Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥95% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while ≥90% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Owego Free Academy?
The graduation rate of Owego Free Academy is 95%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Owego Free Academy?
606 students attend Owego Free Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Owego Free Academy students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Owego Free Academy?
Owego Free Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Owego Free Academy offer ?
Owego Free Academy offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Owego Free Academy part of?
Owego Free Academy is part of Owego-Apalachin Central School District.

School 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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - SKing
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)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mlang

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 606 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • : ≥95% (Top 10%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : ≥90% (Top 5%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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