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

School News

Bolt of Talent: ‘Lightning Thief” Musical to Delight All Ages February 3-4, 2023

January 25, 2023

Dozens of students at Gowanda High School have been working hard since November 2022 to bring a special story of identity, trust and collaboration to the stage and share the production with the community.ย  The Gowanda Thespian Society will present … Continued

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Please Take the 2023-2024 Community Budget Survey

January 17, 2023

Gowanda Central School District’s Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert B. Anderson are developing the budget for the 2023-24 school year. This survey is designed to help community members share opinions and input with the leadership team … Continued

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Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Runs Through February 27, 2023

January 11, 2023

Registration for Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 academic year at Gowanda Elementary School begins Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Kindergarten registration packets are being mailed home the week of January 9, 2023. If you do not receive one or have … Continued

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GCS Announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls

December 5, 2022

The following students in fourth grade through 12th at Gowanda Central School District achieved honor roll recognition for the first quarter marking period of the 2022-2023 academic year. Congratulations to the following Panthers. ๐—š๐—ข๐—ช๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—” ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—›๐—œ๐—š๐—› ๐—›๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ (๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ% ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ … 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.

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 studentsโ€™ educational experiences. It aides in personalizing our studentsโ€™ 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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