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

School News

Virtual Town Hall Forums Set in November, April

September 21, 2022

Gowanda Central School District residents can mark their calendars for two unique “Town Hall”-style meetings to be held via Facebook Live during the 2022-2023 academic year. Superintendent Dr. Robert B. Anderson is hosting two inclusive, virtual communication opportunities for residents … Continued

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Back-to-School Events for 2022-2023

August 22, 2022

With major renovations at the elementary school on track, planning for the first day back of the 2022-2023 academic year is keeping Gowanda Central School District employees busy in August.  The final phase of the ongoing Capital Project is taking … Continued

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Class of 2022 Graduates at Hillis Field

June 26, 2022

Beginning with a procession onto Hillis Field comprising district administration, Board of Education members, dozens of members of the Class of 2022 and some of their educators, the 138th commencement of Gowanda High School got underway Friday (June 24, 2022) … Continued

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Pre-K Registration Update

May 26, 2022

Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 academic year at Gowanda Elementary School is still underway. Please note a few important changes for the upcoming school year. Our Pre-K program will now be led by the Gowanda Central School District. The program will … 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.

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 crowds 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 1100 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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