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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Gowanda High School is a public school located in Gowanda, NY. It has 383 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
10674 Prospect St
Gowanda, NY 14070
Telephone
(716) 532-3325
Website
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Gowanda High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
45 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,000
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$631
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies and sporting events
    80%
  • School events and sports games.
    20%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
383
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$22,395/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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This school neglected to prepare me for college. Guidance counselors were far from helpful and did not provide any assistance applying for financial aid, communicating what prerequisites are needed for specific degrees, and most importantly there was no follow up or encouragement to pursue college. Teachers were pretty average and possessed a lax attitude towards students. As a result, I had to work harder in college than most. There is minimal diversity at this school. Most students are white or Native American. Zero tolerance for bullying and drugs (even though this town is riddled with heroin). Conclusion: Decent school if you’re stuck in the area. If you have the option to move to secure a better future for your child, I highly advise to do so.
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It was okay, there were good teachers but there was a teacher that was only allowed to stay because of tenure and belittled almost all of her students.
Even the kids had educational disadvantages such as ADD, anxiety, etc.
I like the academic options, but I would like to see more student involvement. The classes offered don’t really prepare you for college.