February 29, 2024
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). Additionally there is one position to be … Continued
February 23, 2024
Dozens of students in fifth grade throught 12th grade at Gowanda Middle School and Gowanda High School earned honor roll status for the second quarter marking period of the 2023-2024 academic year. Congratulations to all the Panthers who achieved this … Continued
February 15, 2024
Gowanda Central School District is pleased to announce its Top 10 graduates in the Class of 2024. Congratulations to these 12th-graders on their dedication, persistence, and hard work throughout their last four years at Gowanda High. The Top 10 process … Continued
January 29, 2024
The Empire State Winter Games returned to the beautiful village of Gowanda on Monday, January 29, 2024, and several of our student-athletes from the elementary, middle, and high schools took turns running with the torch across our campus and downtown. … Continued
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The purpose of the Gowanda CSD is to prepare our students to be leaders and citizens who are ready to be successful and embrace a changing world.
The Gowanda CSD will provide a high quality, personalized education that will focus on developing communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills through unique academic opportunities.
We believe that we can achieve our vision and accomplish our mission, if in all of our work, we strive to:
Student life at Gowanda centers around Panther pride. Our boys and girls sports teams draw crowds 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 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.