Owego Free Academy
- Owego-Apalachin Central School District, NY
Junior: Going to school here has been a grand experience. The people there are very relaxed and getting along with people easy. The staff are able to assist you in just about everything. Teachers and fellow students are present and able to help in any way they can. Academics are well and one can excel in the process of earning an advanced high school diploma. Although challenging, the courses are perfect ways to earn college credit at little or no cost and allow one to receive high school credit at the same time. The school can provide plenty of ways to help a struggling student or someone who just wants some extra study times. Before, during, and after school, teachers are usually willing to help a student out if need be or to even just go over assignments. Overall, a pretty good experience and a fun time.
- 652 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Emma Willard School
- Private School
- Troy, NY
Senior: Emma Willard has a rigorous academic program that gave me plenty of opportunities to develop as a student and a person. There are plenty of resources on campus for academic help, whether it be through student tutors or the teachers themselves, who are often available during study hall. The students I learn alongside are some of the most intelligent, and have pushed me to become the best I am today.
The student body's awareness of social justice issues is also remarkable. In response, Emma has held events and discussions revolving around these issues, resulting in profound and rewarding conversations that I am grateful for.
I will say the lack of diversity in faculty is somewhat disappointing, considering the wide range of diversity among students. Additionally, the dining options have become redundant, having been a boarder for a few years here.
Overall, Emma Willard provides students with many fantastic opportunities—so long as you're willing to take advantage of them.
- 357 Students
- 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Tioga Senior High School
- Tioga Central School District, NY
High School Senior: I've had a great experience at Tioga. All of my teachers are excellent. They are very friendly and are good at their jobs. I would definitely go here again if given the opportunity. I will miss everyone when I graduate.
- 295 Students
- 17:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Candor Junior/Senior High School
- Candor Central School District, NY
Senior: Candor has mostly great staff. In terms of academics, I have always had the opportunity to get college credit. I will be getting about 45 college credits from a community college located nearby in Binghamton, so they will transfer to most all schools. It is a very small school, so the classes that they offer on-site are quite limited. They do, however, try to compensate this by offering a plethora of online college courses. I definitely prefer classes that are in-person, so this was not very beneficial to me, but I do know many people who have found this system to work very well for them. The student body is quite narrow-minded, but I think that this has a lot to do with the area in itself, not the teachers.
- 338 Students
- 10:1 Student-Teacher Ratio