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Owego Apalachin Ranked #30 Upstate for Best Teachers

Owego Apalachin Central School District has been ranked #30 on the Niche.com TOP 50 list of School Districts with the Best Teachers in Upstate New York for the 2020 school year.  Niche.com is a website that creates “comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies.”


The only other school districts in the Southern Tier to be ranked by Niche.com were Windsor at #46 and Lansing at #6. The top-ranked upstate district was Brighton Central in Monroe County.


The 2020 Districts with the Best Teachers ranking is based on a rigorous analysis of academic and teacher data from the U.S. Department of Education along with reviews from students and parents.


“On behalf of the Board of Education and myself, we are thrilled to receive the most recent ranking of #30 from Niche.com for School Districts with the Best Teachers in Upstate NY. Student achievement is our number one priority and thanks to our staff, the students at Owego Apalachin are thriving,” said Corey Green, Superintendent of the Owego Apalachin Central School District.


  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Average teacher salary: $67,725
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Math proficiency: 54%
  • Reading proficiency: 48%
  • Average SAT: 1190
  • State rank: #95