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.

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SPIRIT WEEK - October 15-18

PSAT - October 16, 8-11am

Homecoming Game vs. Spencer VanEtten - October 18, 7pm

Homecoming Dance - October 19, 7-10pm

Jostens graduation order packets handed out - October 21st

Jostens collecting graduation orders - October 28 & 29 during lunch periods

Picture Retakes - November 4

October's Math Students of the Month

  9th grade: Emma Park-Miller
10th grade: Kyler Gardner
11th grade: Jackson Crocker
12th grade: Eryn Woernley