Gananda Central School District

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The Gananda Central School District is a public school district in New York State that serves approximately 1,200 students in the development of Gananda, which is in the towns of Macedon and Walworth in Wayne County with a staff of 122 (92 teachers and 30 support staff) and an annual budget of approximately $13 million.[1][2][3]

The average class size is 20 students (all grades).[3] The student-teacher ratio is 14:1.[2]

Dr. Shawn Van Scoy, Ed.D. is Superintendent of Schools.[4]

The District motto is "Striving for: Effective Communicators, Self-Directed Learners, Accountable Citizens".

Board of education[edit]

The Board of Education (BOE) consists of 8 members, 7 who serve rotating 3-year terms. Elections are held each May for board members and to vote on the School District Budget.

Board members (2016)[5] are:

  • Robin Vogt - President
  • William Buchko - Vice President
  • Lisa Finnegan
  • Greg Giles
  • Stephen Nims
  • Charles Rothfuss
  • Greg Whitney
  • Leslie Ferrante - District Clerk


The Gananda Central School District opened its doors to 108 students in 1974 and has grown since then as the population of suburban Rochester has grown.


The District operates three schools, all located in the town of Walworth.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Richard Mann Elementary School (K-5), Principal - Kim Ernstberger

Middle schools[edit]

  • Gananda Middle School (6-8), Principal - Tracie Douglas

High schools[edit]

  • Ruben A. Cirillo High School (9-12), Principal - Matthew Mahoney


The District's 89% graduation rate exceeds the State Standard of 55%.[3]


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