are a community of learners striving for excellence in communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
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
September 14, 2018
A new administrator is joining the Gowanda Central School District on 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 Anderson, who … Continued
August 29, 2018
Faculty and staff returned to the Gowanda Central School District campus on Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2018) for the first day of the 2018-2019 academic year ahead of student attendance. Opening remarks were given by Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson, who introduced … Continued
August 17, 2018
The Gowanda Central School District’s Board Of Education provides a unique opportunity for a senior student to serve on the board as a student representative. Any member of the Class of 2019 should see Mrs. Cindy Kerker in the high … Continued
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.
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.
Student life at Gowanda centers around Panther pride. Our boys and girls sports teams draw a crowd of students and community members alike.
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.
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.