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

School News

Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Info for Fall/Winter

November 8, 2021

Gowanda Central School District is providing an opportunity through the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) in collaboration with Quadrant BioSciences, Inc. for your child to participate in two COVID-19 testing programs for students this fall/winter. The testing programs are … Continued

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Greeting New Staff for 2021-2022

October 14, 2021

Gowanda Central School District officially welcomed its newest staff members for the 2021-2022 academic year at the Oct. 6, 2021, meeting of the Board of Education. School board members, Superintendent Dr. Robert B. Anderson and other faculty mingled with employees … Continued

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Blueprint for Success

September 24, 2021

Gowanda Central School District’s Blueprint for Success, its strategic plan for 2021-2022, was approved by the Board of Education on Sept. 15, 2021. You can read it in its entirety here: Blueprint for Success. This document will be updated annually. … Continued

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Working Together for a Better Gowanda: How to Collaborate with Us

September 2, 2021

Gowanda Central School District is approaching the 2021-2022 academic year with one eye on the horizon. Finding time to focus on “the big picture” of education is important to the mission and vision of the district, and its latest effort … Continued

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Keeping Connected

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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