School and Community
The Gouverneur Central School District encompasses a rural population of approximately 3,900 in southern St. Lawrence County.
Gouverneur's primary industry is agriculture. The Middle/High School includes approximately 913 students in grades 5-12. Students
come from the village and town of Gouverneur plus peripheral rural communities. Students can take advantage of vocational technical
training run by the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. The schedule runs on an 8 period day. The High School schedule offers both traditional
and semestered courses. Advanced Placement courses and early college admission is offered for our students. A six-week remedial
summer school session is provided for the opportunity to improve course grades.
K-12 enrollment: 1537
East Side Elementary (K-2): 403
West Side Elementary (3-4): 222
Middle School (5-8): 445
High School (7-12): 447
93 full-time and part-time members
Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Language and Composition, European History, and Biology. All AP courses are
taught for 43 minutes for a full year.
Several college courses are also offered through distance learning. SUPA\Distance Learning - Courses offered at
Gouverneur Central School through Syracuse University's Project Advance Program are: American History, Forensic Science,
Calculus, Intermediate Spanish, Public Policy, Practices of Writing and Gender & Literary Texts for a total of 27 credits.
Students may also earn college credits via the distance learning network through a local college.
Statistics for Class of 2016 Graduates
*Honors Group - 90 or above for 3.5 years of high school.
||Advanced Regents Diploma (27%)
||Advanced Regents with Honors (5%)
||Mastery in Science (4%)
||Mastery in Mathematics (0%)
||Regents Diplomas (58%)
||Regents with Honors (3%)
||BOCES Graduates (52%)
||National Honor Society Members (14%)
||National Technical Honor Society Members (19%)
||G.H.S. Honors Group* (19%)
||Senior Academic Achievement Award** (14%)
||4 Year College (29%)
||2 Year College (36%)
||Technical School (1%)
||Armed Services (5%)
**Senior Academic Achievement - Honor roll since 9th grade (15 times)
ACT Statistics Class of 2016 (Mean Scores)
SAT Statistics Class of 2016 (Mean Scores)
Gouverneur Central uses a numerical grading system that ranges from 0-100; 65 is the minimum grade required to pass.
Semester courses are computed by: Final Average = (MP1 x 2 + MP2 x 2 + FE) ÷ 5. Full year courses are computed by
(MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4 + FE) ÷ 5. Each full semester class has 2MP. MP = marking period. FE = final exam.
When students transfer in with letter grades and a numerical conversion scale from their previous school, that scale is used to
change their letter grade to a numerical equivalent for Gouverneur Central's records. If the sending school provides no conversion
scale, the following is used. Schools or programs that need to convert GCS numerical grades to letter equivalent should use this scale.
Computation of Class Rank and Average
Students are ranked numerically. Grades are weighted. All classes are included only once in class rank. Full year courses are weighted
1.0; all semester classes are weighted .50. AP Biology, AP European History, AP English Language, College Distance Learning, and
Syracuse University Project Advance Courses courses are weighted 1.1. Class Rank = Final Average of each course x weight factor ÷
number of units earned.
Students may achieve the following credential(s) or diplomas: Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) credential,
Skills and Achievement Commencement credential, local, Regents, and Advanced Designation diploma.
Regents & Advanced Regents Diplomas
22 units credit (minimum)
English - 4 Units
Social Studies - 4 Units
Science - 3 Units
Math - 3 Unit
Health - 1/2 unit
Physical Education - 2 Units*
Foreign Language - 1 Unit (Regents), 3 Units (Advanced Regents)**
Art/Music - 1 Unit
*1/2 unit for each of four years
**Advanced Regents diploma students who complete a 5 unit or more career and technical education, art, or music sequence,
may be excused from the 3-unit language requirement.
Regents Diploma requirements– a grade of 65 or higher on 8 Regents exams which include the 4 required for a Regents
diploma plus Geometry, Algebra 2, a second history, second science and the passing of a locally developed foreign language exam.
May appear on a transcript
*includes integrated Math and/or Science credit
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