Gowanda Elementary School
Gowanda Elementary School serves 389 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Gowanda Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-4
- Students: 389 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
- Minority Enrollment: 39%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in NY
- Math Proficiency: 50-54% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40-44% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
Gowanda Elementary School's student population of 389 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Gowanda Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Gowanda Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2560 out of 4228 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
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