Cheektowaga Central School District
3600 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 686-3606 FAX (716) 681-5232
Superintendent: Mary A. Morris
The Cheektowaga Central School District is located east of Buffalo with convenient access to major transportation arteries including both rail and air terminals within minutes from the schools. As a first ring suburb to the city of Buffalo, the district boasts of a diverse culture where all students celebrate their uniqueness as well as their unity as Cheektowaga Central Warriors. The school district provides students with the personal attention of a small district as well as the educational opportunities of a large, diversified school district, providing the best of both worlds to its students with at last 90% of its graduates attending college.
- The needs of accelerated learners are met through differentiated instruction in the classroom, and then by accelerated, advanced, and/or AP courses / college courses at the secondary level.
- There are two academies at the High School. The Health Care Academy and Education Academy allow students to learn more content and have more experiences in these areas, before they choose their college program of study.
- Another community connection is articulation agreements and other partnering with local institutions of higher learning, which are enhancing student opportunities during high school and after they graduate.
- The full continuum of Special Education and Academic Intervention Services are provided.
The district has educational and athletic facilities to provide the students with education programs and extra-curricular activities. The educational programs include a wide variety of courses designed to challenge and support students as they strive to achieve high standards and to accommodate their abilities and interests. Outside of school there are currently 13 clubs at the elementary school, 20 clubs at the middle school and approximately 30 clubs at the high school providing well rounded, real life opportunities for the students. Athletic opportunities exist from the modified level to varsity for both boys and girls in approximately 22 sports.
Union East Elementary School houses students in grades PreK-4. Full-day Universal Pre-K (UPK) (4 yr. old) classes are also housed at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic School, Watch Me Grow Day Care Center, and Little Angels Daycare Center, collaborative UPK partners. Little Angels Daycare Center is also home to the District’s full-day Universal Pre-K 3 year old program.
Computer technology integration influences all students, teachers, and staff. There are fully equipped computer labs, as well as mobile labs in every building, supporting student learning across the curriculum in the schools. Communications among parents, staff and the community is available through a phone/voice mail system. The district website provides information for parents and for the entire community. There is a Parent Portal on the website which allows parents of students in grades 4-12 to monitor their child’s academic progress by viewing their grades.
Cheektowaga Central continues to move forward with school improvement efforts that focus upon student achievement. The district is in its first year of a new strategic plan. The focus will continue to be on overall student development through Project Positive (PBIS initiative) and on excellence in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Across the grades and subject areas, the curriculum is aligned with New York State Common Core Learning standards and assessments.
The Board of Education Goals also focus on community involvement. The district encourages parents and community members to become involved in the schools through volunteering. Parent and student representatives are members of each school’s School Improvement Team, as well as the District Technology Committee and the Wellness Committee.
The Cheektowaga Central School District emphasizes high standards, technology integration, parent/community involvement and student development and wellness. We are committed to developing the “whole child” because we realize that although academics are critical, health and wellness and attention to career preparation are also necessary as we strive to meet the needs of each and every child.
The Pine Hill Education Center established in 2010 is an alternative education program for students in grades kindergarten to twelve. In addition to the requisite courses offered for the grades, there are credit recovery options available to students needing requirements for graduation.
Cheektowaga Central School District Vision - To inspire
Cheektowaga Central School District Mission – To provide every student with the resources and opportunities for academic success and personal growth.