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In September, the Board of Regents amended the requirements for the provision of Academic Intervention Services (AIS). Click this link to read a letter explaining how Academic Intervention Services are provided in Dryden Schools.


If you have questions or comments about our new website, please feel free to send us an email. We appreciate any input from our Dryden Community!

Welcome to the Dryden Central School District!  We are located in the southern part of central New York State in Tompkins County.  The District encompasses an area of 110 square miles and serves a population of about 1650 students.
Sandra R. Sherwood, Superintendent


Look for the traveling library from July 8th - August 14th


Tuesdays: 7/8 7/15 7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12
  12:00-12:45 Freeville School
  1:00-2:00 Dryden School
  2:15-3:00 Edmonds Park, Harford
Weds: 7/9 7/16 7/23 7/30 8/6 8/13
  12:00-12:45 Congers Park, Freeville
  1:00-2:00 Beaconview Park, Hanshaw Road
  2:15-3:00 Hanshaw Village, Hanshaw Road
Thursdays: 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/14

12:00-12:45 Pleasant View Park,

Southworth Rd, Dryden

  1:00-2:00 Little Creek Park, Dryden
  2:15-3:00 Country Acres Park, McLean




On June 23, 2014, Bryan Ford addressed the Board of Education with revisions to the Extracurricular Code of Conduct.  Click here to see the revised document.  If you have any suggestions or concerns, please send them to the Superintendent.  The public comment period will end on July 25th.

Dryden Needs Drivers!

Dryden Nees Drivers!

School Messenger

The Dryden Central School District uses SchoolMessenger as our emergency notification system.  The contact information in SchoolMessenger is pulled from our student information system, schooltool.  Therefore, if you would like changes made to your SchoolMessenger contact information please contact the following people:

Terri Lattin at the Elementary School
Deb Perine at Cassavant
Tami Natale at Freeville
Betty Walsh at the Middle School
Lisa Stamp at the High School

Safety Reminder

Lockdowns occur when there is an awareness of a situation requiring investigation in the building.  Once the investigation is completed, the lockdown is lifted and classes resume.  The purpose of any lockdown is to assure student and staff safety.

School Tax Collection

Please click here for our district's most current School Tax Collection information.

Mission Statement

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.

APPR Disclosure

Click below for information on the APPR Disclosure Procedure.

APPR Explanation for Parents

Notice for Release of Final APPR Ratings

Engage NY APPR Process

Vision Statement

The Dryden Central School District is an outstanding place to live and attend school because of its shared commitment to the highest quality education and the safest, most productive academic environment. Children are prepared for their school years by the time they reach kindergarten and prepared for success in college when they leave high school. Instruction and performance data are to be exemplary. Staff turnover is low because morale is high. A stable staff with high morale assumes continuity for students from year to year. Students know that all members of the district respect them, protect them, and show them, by example, that learning leads to a more fulfilling life. Funding for schools is sufficient without undue burden on local taxpayers. Facilities are safe, clean, and renovated on a scheduled and affordable basis.