The focus for Dryden High School is to enhance the rigorous and effective instruction with a high degree of student accountability while providing students the support that they will need to be successful in their educational programming. Throughout the year. we will continue to focus on creative and innovative teaching techniques and practices that will ensure all of our students will be lifelong learners who will be prepared for life after high school. 

Dryden Schools Promote Academic Achievement and Youth Development, Preparing Students for Lives of Productive Employment, Sound Relationships, and Responsible Citizenship in Our Community and the World.

Dryden Central School District is the second largest district in Tompkins County. Located in the eastern part of the county, it serves students from a large geographic area including the Towns of Cortlandville, Harford, Virgil, Richford, Caroline, Dryden, and Groton. Dryden is home to Tompkins Cortland Community College.