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are a community of learners striving for excellence in communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Gowanda Central School District

School News

‘Wizard of Oz’ takes center stage March 20-21, 2019

March 8, 2019

A timeless classic, “The Wizard of Oz” is a beloved fantasy known to generations the world over. This month, the community will be able to experience the same iconic tale you know and love in the form of a high … Continued

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Gowanda welcomes community to budget sessions

March 6, 2019

The Board of Education of the Gowanda Central School District, as part of its mission to engage the community, encourages the public to attend upcoming workshops and a community presentation as the 2019-2020 budget takes shape. The district seeks to … Continued

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BOE Member Petitions Available

March 1, 2019

Petitions to become a member of the Gowanda Central School District Board of Education are now available in the District Clerk’s Office. Currently there are two positions to be filled (3-year terms). Completed petitions must be filed with the District … Continued

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GHS names Boys’ State reps

February 15, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 American Legion Boys’ State delegates from Gowanda High School. Nicholas Christopher, Ethan Fort, Everette Golden, Zachery Nash, Alexander Neumeister and William Sylvia will head to the State University of New York College at Morrisville from June … Continued

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School Tax Information can be found on the Business Office page under Departments.

Please visit the Health Office page for up-to-date information on immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to engage students in learning through the development and use of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

Our Vision is to create a student centered, collaborative environment that prepares all students for the 21st century through an engaging and goal oriented learning environment.

Sports Teams

Student life at Gowanda centers around Panther pride. Our boys and girls sports teams draw a crowd of students and community members alike.

Integrated Technology

Technology is a tool that Gowanda uses to enhance our students’ educational experiences. It aides in personalizing our students’ learning and instruction while providing efficient feedback to students and teachers to increase understanding. Students experience greater independence by having access to content from anywhere to uncover knowledge, but they also gain interdependence by developing understandings through shared activities and collaborative tasks.

Music & Arts

The Gowanda Music program offers band and chorus starting at the elementary level. Our students participate in All-state and All-county programs and in musicals, plays, and concerts.

Gowanda's comprehensive K-12 Visual Arts program helps prepare our students to navigate through and create in an increasingly visual society. Students develop creative problem solving skills in collaborative studio environments. Student artwork and design is featured throughout our facilities and the community.

The District is organized along a PK-12 plan with approximately 400 students distributed equally in our PK-4 Elementary School, 5-8 Middle School and 9-12 High School. We maintain two educational campuses and one athletic facility. Our campuses are situated in the Town of Perrysburg and the Village of Gowanda. The District spans portions of the Townships of Collins, North Collins, Hanover, Persia, Perrysburg and Dayton and the Cattaraugus Territory.

Our educational program is comprehensive and includes the core curriculum, performing arts, technology, home & careers, interscholastic athletics, student clubs and extra-curricular activities. Teachers, staff and students utilize up-to-date learning and office technology. Distance learning opportunities are also available to our students via live video broadcasting. The District also operates a public television station that broadcasts public hearings, Board of Education meetings and athletic events.

Vocational and special education services are provided in part by the Erie II-Chautauqua- Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The District also offers a full-range of special education programs for special needs students in all three buildings.


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