Salamanca City Central School District Office:50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca, NY 14779 (716) 945-2400
Superintendent of Schools:
Mr. Robert J. Breidenstein;Core Values are central beliefs about what is good, right, important, deeply understood, shared and vigorously supported by every member of the organization. The Salamanca City Central School District believes these Core Values to be fundamental and critical to our Mission:· It is essential that the unique talents, needs, and cultural diversity among all learners be recognized and addressed.· All students deserve to have equal access to challenging opportunities that instill a joy of learning.
All members of the community and all school district staff are stakeholders of the district and have the right to be treated fairly and respectfully and the responsibility to treat others accordingly.SCCSD Mission StatementThe mission of the Salamanca City Central School District is to ensure learning and growth for all students. We pledge to provide a safe, supportive environment where all students will be prepared for life's challenges and grow into responsible citizens.
The Salamanca City Central School District has an enrollment of approximately 1,408 students in Grades PK-12. The Prospect Elementary School [Pre-K - Grade 3] has 436 students. The Seneca Intermediate School [Grades 4-7] has 408 students. The High School [Grades 8-12] has 429 students. The District employs a professional staff of 190 teaching & support personnel, 76 nonteaching employees, 8 administrators, and a superintendent. The District prides itself on employing support staff specialists who provide speech, remedial reading, ESL/LEP, remedial math & literacy, STEAM programs, library, psychological, counseling and clinical social work services.
The Salamanca City Central School District has established nation-wide STEAM & technological partnerships and developed innovative programming with WozEd allowing the district to become the first public school district in the nation to be a comprehensive K-12 STEAM Pathway District; Sky-Op the national leader in drone technology and 017A licensure and TeleMobile Medicine a leader in mobile physical and mental health services. The district has established one of the most robust in-house professional development platforms in New York State. Individualized learning for students and staff is a foundation of our district’s renaissance.
The District's management team is comprised of the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Administration, a Director of Pupil Personnel Services, three (3) building principals, and two (2) assistant principals, plus other professionals assigned TOSA responsibilities (Native American Service Coordinator, Student Intervention Specialist and Athletics). The Salamanca City Central School District works collaboratively in our community to promote a positive image focused on engagement, academic excellence and rigor grounded in literacy, technology and 21st century skills. The District receives tremendous support from the community. Approximately 75% of our graduating seniors have decided to pursue advanced degrees and college education.
Since 2011, graduation rates have risen dramatically [from 41% for Native American learners to 86% and from 66% for all learners to 86%]. The District believes that each student will use technology and academic exploration to prepare for their individualized future. To that end, the District operates on a 1:1 mobile platform for all students in grades PK-12, interactive boards in all classrooms, a comprehensive Wi-Fi network linking all buildings digitally with several city offices, and video conferencing capabilities. The District is in the midst of a $27.5 and $34.7 million-dollar renovation projects to support academic programming, state of the art security upgrades and classroom additions. In short, Salamanca is on the rise!
The City of Salamanca is located on the Allegany portion of the Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation. Approximately 36% of our student body is Native American. Special New York State, and federal funding is received annually including a Native American Tuition contract with New York State to educate students residing on the Allegany Territory as well as federal USDOE Impact Aid funding to offset the impact of tribally held lands on our local school tax base. Local, state and federal funding enhances the academic programs for all our students.
The City of Salamanca, nestled in the southwestern portion of New York State on I-86 corridor, has a great deal to offer to current and prospective residents. The Allegheny River winds its way through the middle of the city and surrounding townships, and the city’s southern backyard boundary is the beautiful Allegany State Park, which is available year-round for various outdoor activities. The whole area is a naturally beautiful setting for golf, skiing (downhill and cross-country), hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. Salamanca is the only city in the United States that lies completely on an Indian Reservation. Tourism is fast becoming a major industry in Salamanca and the surrounding area - boasting the Seneca Allegany Casino, Kinzua Dam, Elkdale Country Club, and the Holiday Valley and Holimont Ski Resorts, all within a ten-minute drive.
The population of Salamanca is large enough to deem it a city, yet has a small-town character and charm. It is historically known as a railroad town. On Main Street beside the rail lines sits the Salamanca Railroad Museum. The Seneca Iroquois National Museum is located in Salamanca. A major civic event held each year is the Seneca Nation Pow-Wow, drawing Native American craftsman, dancers and artists from across the United States and Canada. The City sponsored Falling Leaves Festival celebrates the rich natural surroundings and beauty of the Allegany region. The Seneca Allegany Casino holds top-tier concerts and performances as well as the annual Snow-fest, drawing tens of thousands of tourists, visitors and spectators.
Salamanca is a center for the hardwoods industry and forestry in the northeast and is home to two industrial parks through the hard work of its elected officials and business leaders. The school district, Seneca Nation and the local city government enjoy excellent interagency working relations mutually supporting the needs of each entity. Their mutual goals include developing projects to foster growth in industry, commerce, tourism and the continued improvement of our school system. Together, they hope to expand our city's industrial base and nurture growth for existing businesses.
St. Bonaventure University, SUNY Empire State College, Jamestown Community College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford provide education and cultural opportunities commonly found only in more metropolitan areas. Access to 1-86 and Route 219 provide Salamanca residents with an easy one-hour drive to the Buffalo area and thirty minutes to Olean and Jamestown. Attractions such as the Chautauqua Institute, Corning Glass Museum, and Summer Theater are also within in an easy commute. The Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bison’s are major professional sports franchises are also within easy driving distance. Culture, arts, sports and scenic views make Salamanca an attractive destination.