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

School News

The Class of 2023’s Top 10 at Gowanda High

February 17, 2023

Please join Gowanda Central School District in celebrating the Top 10 graduates of the Class of 2023. Congratulations to them on their dedication, persistence, and hard work throughout the past four years: #1 Valedictorian Logan Forthman #2 Salutatorian Lani Farley … Continued

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GHS Names Girls State Rep & Alternate

February 15, 2023

  Gowanda High School junior Christina Wilder is one of only 360 student citizens from New York State heading to The College at Brockport for the week-long American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State program in July 2023. Gowanda American Legion … Continued

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Say Something: Anonymous Reporting System Launches at Gowanda CSD

February 9, 2023

A solemn vow to empower students to speak up when they learn about something with potentially life-threatening consequences is being realized in Gowanda. In its ongoing commitment to supporting social-emotional learning and mental health for all its students, Gowanda Central … 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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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.

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.

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students on stage performing musical theater

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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