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

School News

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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A Young Writer’s Winning Words

December 11, 2020

Gowanda High School junior ZANTHIA LUCIANO is the first-place winner in the 9th-12th grade poetry category of the 2020 Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest facilitated by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. Luciano’s poem “Find the Safe … Continued

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New Panther Bridge Open to Vehicle & Pedestrian Traffic

October 14, 2020

Just under four months after replacement efforts got underway on the span connecting Gowanda Central School District to the village, the new and improved Panther Bridge is open to vehicle and pedestrian traffice. The connector, which is part of the … Continued

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COVID-19 Report Card

September 30, 2020

Information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State schools is available online. Click here to search for your school.

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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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