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

School News

No Student Attendance on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 13, 2021

There will be NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE at Gowanda Central School District on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and all students will be learning fully remote.  There are not enough drivers available to cover the transportation runs. Staff will report as normal. … Continued

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GHS Names Boys State Reps

March 31, 2021

Gowanda Central School District’s delegates for the 2021 American Legion Boys State are juniors Timothy Ackley Jr., Zachary Hammond and Gavin Phillips. Boys State Delegates are sponsored by the American Legion Gowanda Post 409. Boys State is a week-long program that … Continued

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GHS Names Girls State Reps

March 26, 2021

Gowanda Central School District is again participating in the annual American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Program. The Gowanda American Legion Auxiliary and the Gowanda Sons of the American Legion Units #409 are the sponsors for the 2021 Girls State … Continued

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Board of Education Petitions Due by April 19, 2021

March 2, 2021

Petitions to become a member of Gowanda Central School District’s 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 filled … 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 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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