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

School News

A Message about the Raptor system

January 8, 2019

In an effort to improve the safety and security of our campus, the district has installed a visitor management system (Raptor) that captures information from a visitor’s driver’s license and/or other official government issued photo ID. The system maintains a … Continued

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Later Start Time Presentation Available

December 7, 2018

During the Dec. 5, 2018, meeting of the Board of Education of the Gowanda Central School District, Superintendent Dr. Robert B. Anderson gave a presentation about later school start times. The BOE approved the formation of a steering committee to … Continued

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2018-2019 School Tax Payment Information

September 19, 2018

School tax bills for residents of the Gowanda Central School District were mailed on Sept. 14, 2018. The following is a guide to paying your tax bill in person or by mail along with important deadlines and pertinent details. 2018-19 … Continued

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New principal joins high school

September 14, 2018

A new administrator has joined the Gowanda Central School District as of Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Incoming High School Principal Rebekah Moraites was approved by the Board of Education at its meeting on Sept. 5, 2018. Moraites replaces Dr. Robert … Continued

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What's happening at GCS?

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.