School tax bills have been mailed to Southwestern district residents.

    Look up your tax bill on NY Taxglance here.

    Residents may pay their school tax bills from Aug. 31, 2018, through Oct. 31, 2018 by mail: Southwestern CSD Tax Collector, PO Box 1289, Buffalo NY 14240-1289; in person* at Community Bank N.A., 1 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 or pay your tax bill online with credit card, debit card or EFT here. PLEASE NOTE: THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR FEES WILL APPLY TO THOSE PAYING ONLINE. ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS ALSO LISTED ON THE BACK OF YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL. A PARCEL ID IS REQUESTED WITH PAYMENT. THIS IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS A TAX MAP NUMBER OR AN S/B/L NUMBER.

    Make checks, official bank checks, and money orders payable to Southwestern Central School.

    *For in-branch payments at Community Bank N.A. only: CASH PAYMENTS OF $1,500 OR GREATER REQUIRE VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.   

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  • Kids in pool illustration

    • Southwestern Elementary School's pool is closed until further notice due to an unforeseen construction issue. The district will provide notice on the website, social media sites, exterior display signs, and building announcements once the pool is reopen. If you have any questions please contact Kevin Salisbury at 484-6840. 
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    Please be advised that CAYSEA Contracting Corp. (NYSDOL Asbestos Handling License #59441) shall be performing asbestos abatement activities at Southwestern High School located at 600 Hunt Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 from April 2, 2018 to April 1, 2019.  All asbestos abatement areas shall be demarcated via asbestos warning signs and barrier tape.

    The abatement involves the removal of the following asbestos containing building materials:

    • Approximately 1,300 sq. ft. vapor barrier
    • Approximately 200 sq. ft. chalkboard mastic
    • Approximately 40 ln. ft. pipe insulation

    CAYSEA Contracting Corp. contact information: (716) 677-4858 (office) - (716) 677-4868 (fax)

    Third party air monitoring shall be performed by: Aurora Environmental, 1850 Davis Road, West Falls, NY 14170, (716) 655-5800, NYSDOL Asbestos License #70444

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News & Events

  • At your fingertips: Opt in to stay in the know

    The text message “Opt In” campaign officially rolls out Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. when a text message will be sent out to all cell phones in our SchoolMessenger system. If you reply “Y” or “Yes” to the message, you will begin receiving alerts via your phone.

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  • New dimensions to science lessons

    The high school library has installed 3D printers and the staff at Southwestern have decided to incorporate the printers into their respective classes’ curriculum.

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Website Accessibility Notice

  • Southwestern Central School District is committed to providing access to all individuals, regardless of any disability, to the information on our district website.  If you are unable to access content on Southwestern Central School's website, have any questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the District, and/or would like to report any barriers to accessing information on this website, please contact Pam SaGurney via email or at (716) 484-1136.  Please provide your name, email address, the URL of the material you tried to access, and the problem you experienced.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Southwestern Central School District is to develop students’ potential for positive contributions to society as self-sustaining individuals. To accomplish this mission, the administration and staff will be models in the pursuit of excellence and will provide appropriate learning environments which encourage respect for self, others, school, and community.

Title 1 Notice


    You have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional staff.
    Title 1, Part A, Section 111(h)(6)T


  • "Individual committment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    ~Vince Lombardi
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