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anyone that would like to nominate, to the Dryden Athletic Hall of Fame, one of our former Athletes (to include teams), Coaches, or Contributors to our athletic program here at Dryden. A nomination can come from anyone in and outside our community. Please click on the Hall of Fame Form link for further information. Deadline for submission is July 1st each year. 


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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 1600 students.
William S. Locke, Interim Superintendent

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Congratulations to Dryden Central School District on their #16 ranking on the list of Best SAT Scores in Upstate New York.




Paid Bus Driver Trainee Opportunity available


Dryden Needs Drivers!

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Update on the Dryden Superintendent Search

(Updated 4.20.18)


The Dryden Central School District Board of Education has selected two finalist candidates for the superintendent of schools position. The two finalists are: Elizabeth Coyle, Chief Academic Officer of the Ithaca City School District and Joshua Bacigalupi, Principal of Parker Elementary School in the Cortland City School District.


The Board of Education interviewed six (6) of the seventeen (17) applicants for the position. This was followed by a second interview with four (4) candidates who also interviewed with a representative stakeholder committee, which provided the board with essential input for identifying the two finalists.


On Monday, April 30th each finalist will meet all day with various stakeholder groups who will interview them and provide the board of education with critical feedback. Open forum “Meet the Candidate” community sessions with similar opportunities for input are scheduled for the same date at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in the Middle/High School Auditorium. Each candidate will be present for a brief discussion about their qualifications for the position followed by an open forum for questions and answers. TST BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Matteson, acting as search consultant, will facilitate the community sessions.

School Tax Collection

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

2018-2019 Budget

1/22/2018 Board Meeting

- Non-Instructional Budget Development

2/12/2018 Board Meeting

- Instructional Budget Development

3/5/2018 Board Meeting

- Staffing and Programming

- Revenue and Fund Balance

3/19/2018 Board Meeting

- Staffing and Programming Recommendations

4/9/2018 Board Meeting

- Budget Discussion and Adoption

5/7/2018 Board Meeting

- Budget Public Hearing


-Budget Vote


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.

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 ...more

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Bullying, harassment, and discrimination are serious and will not be tolerated within the Dryden Central School District. Please click here for the form to report alleged bullying, harassment, or ...more

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.


The schooltool mobile application is now available to parents and students. You may log in to see information regarding current schedules, assignments and attendance. To get started using the ...more


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. Th ...more