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Gates Chili Central School District

Gates Chili CSD offers state-of-the-art learning opportunities, with additional investments being made to our students’ future with our current Capital Improvement Plan. The district covers a 26-square-mile area serving most of the Town of Gates and a large portion of the Town of Chili. Our diverse population, which is comprised of students from more than 20 different countries who speak more than 30 home languages, fosters an accepting and positive school culture where staff are committed to teaching and inspiring excellence for all learners.... Read more

Purpose

The Gates Chili Central School District seeks to teach and inspire excellence for all learners through excellent academic programs, extensive co-curricular activities, family involvement, community partnerships and a commitment to providing the knowledge, skills and
resources to prepare students for success.

A 2021 Top Workplace and nationally-ranked Diversity Award winner, Gates Chili CSD serves nearly 3,700 students in four elementary schools for grades UPK-5, one grades 6-8 middle school and one grades 9-12 high school. Our diverse population, comprised of students from more than 20 different countries who speak more than 20 home languages, fosters an accepting and positive school culture.

The district offers a robust variety of learning opportunities from our youngest learners in Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) to our high school scholars and transition-aged students. Along with rigorous curriculum and highly-qualified staff, Gates Chili CSD offers instructional technology integral in educating the 21st-century student. One-to-one computers, stationary and mobile computer labs and online learning opportunities are some of the technology resources available to students and staff. The district also places an increased focus on social-emotional learning and development. GCCSD features state-of-the-art learning opportunities and facilities, with additional investments being made to students’ futures with the current Capital Improvement Plan underway.
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Vision

Our mission must be addressed through a shared vision that is based on the belief that we must establish healthy and caring relationships with every student we serve, as well as with staff, parents and the community-at-large. The content we teach must be relevant to the learner and rigorous in its expectations.

The district’s mission and vision are driven by values that guide decision-making and behavior expectations for everyone. We define those values as the Spartan Way. The four values within the Spartan Way are: respect, responsibility, compassion and hard work.
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Mission

The Gates Chili Board of Education believes it is the purpose of the Gates Chili Central School District to provide a sound education for every student it serves. Recognizing this, our mission statement is: Together we teach and inspire excellence for all learners.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

The GC PRIDE Award
Gates Chili CSD is proud to recognize students, staff and community members who go above and beyond on behalf of the district and its students. The GC PRIDE Award stands for and honors professionalism, respect, innovation, dedication and excellence.

#GCPride
For several years, the district has been utilizing the hashtag #GCPride to share positive news. Using the hashtag highlights the various ways in which Gates Chili community members feel pride in their school district. From the classroom to the stage and the athletic fields, this hashtag is used by staff and students more than 200 times per week on average.

Moral Imperative
The Gates Chili Central School District has a moral duty to serve its students and families. Every student must be able to receive an equitable education where they are represented, protected and able to thrive. The district acknowledges the presence of white privilege and bias and how this perpetuates systematic racism. The Gates Chili Central School District is committed to the necessary growth required to develop and sustain equity and dismantle disproportionality.

Diversity Statement
The Gates Chili Central School District is dedicated to fostering curiosity, growth, and diversity within our school community. The District celebrates and embraces differences and strives to dismantle exclusion, bias, racism, and prejudice of all forms.
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Values

Gates Chili Spartan Way Values
Respect
Responsibility
Compassion
Hard Work

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Gates Chili Central School District
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