The East Aurora Union Free School District was founded in 1883, and is located in the Town of Aurora (population 14,000) in Erie County, twenty miles south of Buffalo, New York. The District is one of twenty-seven schools who participate and share services within the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.
The District is recognized for outstanding academic results, as well as student achievements in athletic and music competitions. Students succeed in East Aurora through the efforts of caring parents, an outstanding and dedicated staff, and a supportive community.
The District enrolls approximately 1900 students, located in the following three schools:
Parkdale Elementary, a K-4 building with about 650 students;Middle School, grades 5-8 with about 550 students; and
Seven members serve on our Board of Education.
District highlights include:
- Top ranked school district in Western New York 2017-2018
- NYS Reward Schools designation 2013-2016
- Cited as a model of success by the NYS Assembly
- Ranked among top 5 school districts in WNY (test results and graduation rates)
- EAHS ranks first among WNY public high schools with open admission
- Middle School, tops in southern Erie County, is a US Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
- Five-Star designation by Buffalo business journal
- Outstanding culture of support and civic giving at Parkdale Elementary
- Multiple music awards annually, with top ranked bands and ensembles
- Outstanding annual events in the arts and technology
- In business, EAUFSD ranks #3 in WNY for cost-effectiveness and administrative efficiency
- Outstanding support through PTOs and local civic and business organizations
- Ongoing partnership with the East Aurora Educational Foundation