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.
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
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
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
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.