About the District
The Frewsburg Central School District serves 791 PreK-12 students housed in two buildings on separate campuses. The district encompasses 75 square miles in the southeastern portion of Chautauqua County. The district is located approximately three miles east of the City of Jamestown. The population of the school district is estimated to be 4,500. Our population is centered around the unincorporated village of Frewsburg and is compressed of five townships which include: Carroll, Poland, Busti, South Valley, and Kiantone.
The district is distinguished by the quality of people who are associated with the schools. Frewsburg has a knowledgeable, skilled, and veteran instructional staff. Strong parent participation and support in Frewsburg is considered essential to maintaining an environment for effective learning. Our facilities and grounds are well-kept. The school and its related activities are the focal point of the community.
The instructional program is well articulated and utilizes up-to-date teaching techniques, including extensive use of technology at all levels. High caliber, comprehensive and successful educational programs provide the foundation for the quality reflected in Frewsburg's proud record of student achievement. The administration and staff are actively involved in the New York Standards initiatives. In conjunction with Jamestown Community College (JCC), the district offers many college level courses to eligible high school students. Frewsburg students are able to graduate from high school with up to 48 college credits already attained. In addition, the district's students are also provided the opportunity to participate in a wide range of career and technical education courses through BOCES-operated programs. In order to capitalize on shared services. Frewsburg Central is the premier user of distance learning programs in all of western New York.
The district enjoys strong community support for its academic program and extra-curricular activities. Extra-curricular activities for the students include an extensive middle and high school sports program and outstanding music offerings. The students present a school musical each year which is one of the best in western New York. The board and community are working together to share ideas and promote the welfare of the community.
The community is largely residential with agriculture as the major socio-economic base for the district, along with other retail and commercial activities. Residents are also employed in professional and industrial enterprises in the Jamestown area.
Many educational and cultural opportunities are present in Chautauqua County. The Frewsburg Central School District is approximately 35 miles from the campus of the State University College at Fredonia and 7 miles from Jamestown Community College and the Jamestown Business College. The world famous Chautauqua Institution, a center for theater, dance, concerts, and other cultural activities, is located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake just 24 miles away. The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the Reg Lenna Civic Center, and the Lucille Ball Little Theater, located in Jamestown, all offer entertainment, theatre, and outstanding educational and environmental exhibits.
Year-round recreation abounds throughout the Frewsburg area. The area is noted for its abundant recreational facilities with excellent golf courses, ski resorts, state parks, snowmobiling, and boating opportunities. along with a variety of areas suitable for hiking and horseback riding. The district is within close proximity to the beautiful resort areas of both Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie. Hunting and fishing are a favorite pastime for many of the residents. For the golf enthusiasts, the Peek'n Peak Golf and ski Resort is located in nearby Findley Lake, Holiday Valley Golf and Ski Resort is a short distance away in Ellicottville. For those camping and hiking enthusiasts, Allegany State Park is in very close proximity.
The Frewsburg Central School District is situated near Route 86 (Southern Tier Expressway) and easily accessible to the New York State Thruway making shopping, educational, cultural, and sports events in the metropolitan of Buffalo and Erie, PA very convenient. Jamestown also has a small county airport that offers commuter service to Pittsburgh.
All of this combines to provide the Frewsburg Central School District residents with an excellent quality of life at a moderate cost of living.
The Frewsburg Central School District is committed to providing a learning environment in which each student is guided to pursue excellence in all areas of academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.