The Forestville Central School District is located in North Eastern Chautauqua County. Included in the district are the Village of Forestville and parts of the towns of Hanover, Sheridan, Villenova, Arkwright and Perrysburg. Forestville and the surrounding areas comprise a population of approximately 3,000 people located thirty miles southwest of Buffalo, New York.
The community is made up of professionals, farmers, business people and industrial workers employed in the various industries in the Buffalo, Dunkirk and Jamestown areas. Transportation and housing facilities in the area are good. Two hospitals and several clinics are in the area. There are approximately forty houses of worship which include nineteen denominations and provide a local abundance of churches.
Year-round outdoor recreation abounds throughout the Chautauqua area. There is excellent hunting and fishing plus many areas suitable for hiking, horseback riding and snowmobiling. The area is especially known for its fine recreational facilities with many excellent golf courses, ski resorts, state parks and the famous Chautauqua Institution, which attracts world leaders in the fields of music, medicine, politics, the press and religion. Buffalo and its area offers a variety of cultural and entertainment activities. Cultural organizations include the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Studio Arena Theater, Shea’s Buffalo Performing Arts Center and Various Museums. Buffalo also has a wealth of spectator sports with HSBC Arena housing the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and Buffalo Destroyers, Ralph Wilson Stadium housing the Buffalo Bills and Dunn Tire Park playing host to the Buffalo Bisons.
Many service clubs and fraternal organizations are active in the community and SUNY Fredonia, St. Bonaventure University and Jamestown Community College serve the area. Several four-year institutions of higher education in Buffalo provide graduate training.
The Forestville Central School District serves approximately 630 students. The district operates two school buildings. The elementary school with an enrollment of approximately 280 students provides instruction for children in grades K-5. The middle school contains a 6-8 program and a high-school 9-12 program serving approximately 350 students. The district employs 51 faculty members and 45 support personnel. The Forestville Central School District is distinguished by the quality of the people who are associated with the school.
The faculty is well educated, experienced and committed to excellence. The district has been a recognized leader in implementing the learning standards and in the use of computer technology. Parent participation and support is acknowledged as essential to maintaining an environment for effective learning.
Forestville Central School is proud of its excellent academic program which has been well supported by its residents. Forestville is an active member of the Erie2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. Forestville collaborates with the other twenty-six school districts in the BOCES region.