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Daniel T. Connor

227 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6720

Central School District

About the district

Welcome to the Goshen Central School District!

The Goshen Central School District was established in 1937. The buildings and athletic facilities are well-maintained and serve as community centers, meeting many of the recreational needs of all age groups within the school district.

photo of the cupola at the C. J. Hooker Middle SchoolApproximately 2,900 students are enrolled in four buildings organized by grade levels to provide the most effective staffing and physical space for our enriching programs. The schools are almost within sight of each other on spacious grounds in the northeast corner of the Village of Goshen. Each building is encouraged to develop and maintain its own personality within the district’s overall philosophy. Each building has an active and supportive parent/teacher group and year-round educational opportunities.

Educational programs are designed to meet the needs of all students regardless of their abilities or future plans. The elementary classes are reasonably sized to allow staff to provide programs for students in need of remediation, as well as for those who are gifted. Every student in grades K-8 receives general music instruction as well as music theory. Starting in fourth grade, instrumental lessons are offered as well as early morning chorus for talented fourth and fifth graders. In addition, PTO sponsored clubs, such as creative writing, science, math, aerobics and cooking are extremely popular and well attended. Students in grades 3-12 can participate in the Odyssey of the Mind program. Students in grades 6-12 may participate in Science Olympiad.

The Middle School offers the opportunity to join the school newspaper, quiz bowl, chess and other clubs and a number of athletic programs. Band and chorus are other popular school activities.

The secondary program is diverse with many offerings, which include extended ranges of academic subjects as well as fine arts, music, business, physical education, technology and Family and Consumer Science. Latin and advanced placement courses such as biology, English, French, Spanish, calculus and U. S. history are taught.

Students in grades 9-12 can join a variety of clubs, such as National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Student Senate and the school newspaper, to name only a few. Every student is encouraged to enrich his or her school experience by participating in at least one activity each year.

The district’s special education program is supplemented by the outstanding staff and facilities of the Orange-Ulster BOCES. A broad array of occupational preparation programs are also pursued by Goshen students at the BOCES complex which is only three miles away from the district’s own campus.

Approximately 88 percent of our graduates enroll in further education, with many of the nation’s highly competitive colleges and universities regularly represented among their destinations. Goshen’s dropout rate is normally below one percent and standardized test results are consistently good.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Goshen Central School District is to create lifelong learners who demonstrate personal well-being and civic responsibility.

Our mission is accomplished through the knowledgeable professionals who provide a quality education for our students and who themselves are lifelong learners.

Our welcoming and supportive school environment provides a student centered, standards-based curriculum that is relevant, challenging, and instills an appreciation for learning that will last a lifetime.