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

School News

Class of 2022 Seeks Graduation Speaker

January 18, 2022

Gowanda High School’s Class of 2022 is looking for their commencement speaker for Friday, June 24, 2022. If you are a Gowanda graduate (or know of a Gowanda grade) who has been out of school for at least 10 years … Continued

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The Show Must Go On: School & Theater Join in Perfect Harmony for Musical

January 12, 2022

A unique and exciting opportunity for creative collaboration is being realized this month as Gowanda High School’s Thespian Society presents its annual musical at the recently restored Historic Hollywood Theater on Main Street. Due to the ongoing capital project on … Continued

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REVISED: Isolation, Quarantine and Vaccination Clinic Update

January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022  Dear Gowanda Families and Staff,  I am writing to inform you of additional changes regarding the isolation and quarantine period for covid positive and covid exposure (close contact) per CDC, NYSDOH and local DOHs for ALL individuals … Continued

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Help Us Plan Our Budget

December 15, 2021

Dear Gowanda Community, We need parent/guardian and community input on the following question: “When developing the 2022-23 school budget and prioritizing needs, what are some important things the district should consider while planning the school budget  for the next school … Continued

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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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