Lake Shore Central School District, also known as Evans-Brant Central School District, is located in southern Erie County about 21 miles south of Buffalo, NY, with 12 miles of its western boundary on the Lake Erie shoreline. It is 65 square miles and includes the Towns of Brant, Evans, and Eden, as well as the Villages of Angola and Farnham, and a portion of the Seneca Nation Territory. The distri...ct was consolidated in 1961, and a large part of the land in the District is dedicated to agriculture. The primary employers include the District itself, with 62% of its employees residing within the district; the New Era Cap Company; and Goya Foods.
There are five school buildings with an enrollment of approximately 2,465 students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, in 2016-17. Also, about 6.5% of the total student population of the District attend private schools, while another 1.2% of pupils attend out-of-district schools for students with disabilities or for alternative education. These students remain the responsibility of the district. Co-curricular programming is diverse and responsive to students needs at all building levels. Approximately 78% of the district’s students are White; 13% are Native American; 1.5% are African-American; 2% are Hispanic, and 0.6% are Asian. The free and reduced lunch rate is 44%, and 17% of students are classified as students with disabilities.
There are three K-5 elementary buildings. Our Middle School (grades 6-8) offers a range of programs and services to the district’s early adolescent population, including team teaching, enrichment and remediation programs, and a variety of co-curricular programs. The Senior High School offers a comprehensive educational program in full compliance with the New York State Education Department’s graduation requirements. The Senior High also houses programs from the Erie 2 BOCES Career and Technical Educational Center, and an Academy of Business & Finance sponsored by the National Academy Foundation. In addition, Advanced Placement and college credit courses are available to all students, as is a summer school program that serves all levels. Academic Intervention Services (AIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI) are also offered district-wide. Students throughout the District are engaged in various community service projects.
One hundred percent of the teaching staff at Lake Shore is categorized as highly qualified by the NYS Education Department. The teacher-to-student ratio is about 1:18, and the district provides an on-going program of staff and curriculum development. Strong, positive relationships between the District and the community are further enhanced by active parent-teacher groups.
Lake Shore offers one of the most comprehensive technology systems in Western New York. Each classroom is equipped with computer access with more available to students in labs and media centers. The District boasts over 2,000 desktop, laptops, Chromebooks and iPads. Also, every classroom has access to voice, video and data within the district's infrastructure.
A comprehensive inter- and intra-scholastic athletic program serves all secondary grade level students with a variety of teams. Lake Shore has an award winning, nationally recognized music department with band, chorus and orchestra programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels. There is strong support for both the visual arts and drama programs. The District’s Community Education Program provides over 300 opportunities for residents to expand their learning opportunities throughout the year. The District houses programs for Buffalo Hearing and Speech, Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Shore and YMCA programs, including a Universal Pre-K program.
The community offers a wide variety of activities and access to beautiful beaches on Lake Erie, including Evangola State Park, Lake Erie Beach Park, Evans Town Park, Bennett Beach, and Wendt Beach. Community sponsored recreational programs make use of the School District's physical education facilities, including Olympic size pools at the Middle and High School buildings. In addition, one of the region’s architectural treasures, Graycliff Estate designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is located within the district.