About Us

  • Welcome to the Grand Island Central School District!

    1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
    Phone: 716-773-8800
    Fax: 716-773-8895
    Superintendent: Dr. Brian Graham


    District Summary:

    Grand Island is one of the world’s largest fresh water islands and is situated in the Niagara River between the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The island is 7.5 miles long and 6 miles wide with 21 miles of river frontage. The island divides the Niagara River into East and West branches, joining again at the north end before flowing over Niagara Falls. The 21,351 residents appreciate a full range of government services and civic groups in a mix of residential, shopping and light industrial areas.

    Our schools enjoy strong support from the community. Our seven-member Board of Education has a consistent record of commitment and support of our schools. The boundaries of the school district and the Town of Grand Island are the same.

    There are three elementary schools in the district including one school that services students in Pre-K, kindergarten, grade one and two schools that service grades two through five. The Middle School contains grades six through eight and is located on the same campus as the high school. It shares the auditorium and pool with the high school but is separate in all other respects. The high school features a variety of programs, including advanced placement and college level offerings. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Psychology, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, World History, United States History, US Government and Macroeconomics, Music Theory, and Art. Those interested in college coursework in languages other than English may enroll in College Spanish, or College French, for university college credit. Grand Island High School also offers courses through Syracuse University, Niagara University, ECCC and NCCC.

    The Grand Island High School campus has been recently renovated with updated science labs, a remodeled auditorium and a 21st Century Library. The building also added a STEM Technology wing, designed to enhance career and college readiness.

    Approximately 85% of our graduating students in 2020 attended two and/or four year institutions. New York State Regents diplomas with Advanced Designation and Regents diplomas with Advanced Designation with Honor were awarded to 73% of the graduating class. 27% earned Regents endorsed diplomas. The mean SAT score for the Class of 2020 was 1126 and the mean ACT score was 24.5.

    The Grand Island School District participates in services of Erie 1 BOCES. Offerings include programs in a wide variety of career and technical educational courses.


    District Fast Facts:

    • Number of People who voted in the last annual vote: 5,052

    • Enrollment (BEDS): 2,946
    • Pre-K: 36
    • Half-Day Kindergarten: 0
    • Full-Day Kindergarten: 213
    • Grades 1-5 & S1: 1,056
    • Grades 6-8 & S2: 680
    • Grades 9-12: 961

    • School Buildings:
      • 3 Elementary
      • 1 Middle School
      • 1 High School

    • Transportation
      • District Square Miles: 27
      • Public School Students: 2,946
      • District Buildings: 5
      • Other Public School Buildings: 3
      • Private/Parochial Students: 458
      • Special Education (outside District): 17
      • Private/Parochial Buildings in District: 1
      • Private/Parochial Buildings Outside District: 20
      • Total Miles Traveled Per Year: 666,016

    • Budget
      • 2020-21 Approved Budget: $64,626,568

    • Staff
      • Professional Full Time: 301
      • Professional Part Time: 4
      • Support Staff Full Time: 187
      • Support Staff Part Time (under 20 hours): 115