Dryden High School

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Dryden High School
118 Freeville Rd

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United States
Coordinates42°29′54″N 76°18′34″W / 42.498456°N 76.309507°W / 42.498456; -76.309507Coordinates: 42°29′54″N 76°18′34″W / 42.498456°N 76.309507°W / 42.498456; -76.309507
School typePublic school (government funded), high school
School districtDryden Central School District
NCES District ID3609330[1]
SuperintendentWilliam Locke
CEEB code331655
NCES School ID360933000713[2]
Faculty42.79 (on an FTE basis) [2]
Enrollment453 (2016-17)[3]
Student to teacher ratio13.69 [2]
Classes offeredHigh School and College Level
Schedule type9 periods
Hours in school day6.5
CampusRural: Fringe
Campus sizeSmall
Purple and White
Athletics conferenceIAC, Section 4
SportsCross Country, Boys and Girls Swim, Boys and Girls Soccer Volleyball, Football, Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Bowling, Baseball, Softball, Indoor & Outdoor Track, Golf

Dryden High School is a public high school located in Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, U.S.A., and is the only high school operated by the Dryden Central School District. This district is in New York State's southern tier and encompasses an area of 110 square miles (280 km2) and serves a population of about 1900 students. The school's mascot is a Purple Lion.


Joshua Bacigalupi is the Superintendent of the Dryden Central School District[4].


Dryden offers a comprehensive program with multi-level instruction in all academic areas. The school is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents. Few Advanced Placement courses are offered each year and are contingent on school funding and teacher availability. In the past, U.S. History, European History, Studio Art, Microeconomics, and Music Theory have been offered.[5] Some dual-credit courses are also offered through the Tompkins Cortland Community College, located nearby, which transfer to schools within the SUNY system, but often not to other private schools such as Cornell University.


Dryden High School offers many varsity sports. Most teams compete in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference(I.A.C.). The varsity sports: Cross country coached by Ashley Miller, football, coached by Ralph Boettger; boys' basketball, coached by Eric Hicks; girls basketball, coached by Butch McGurdy; boys' soccer, coached by Lazlo Engel; girls' soccer, coached by Janeane Bennet; boys' and girls' track and field, coached by Lee Stuttle and Tara Jenny; baseball coached by Andrew Lampman, boys' swimming, coached by Tara Jenny; girls' swimming and diving, coached by Tara Jenny; girls' volleyball, coached by Ann Stewart; boys' wrestling, coached by Wil Avery; boys' and girls' indoor track and field, coached by Lee Stuttle; boys lacrosse, coached by Chris Dotson; and girls lacrosse, coached by Trent Erry. The boys' varsity soccer team won the 2006 I.A.C. championship with an undefeated season. In 2016, The Boys' Track and Field Team were undefeated division champions, I.A.C. Champions, and Section IV Champions.

Student population[edit]

Dryden High School serves a population of about 500 of the district's 1900 students. Most Dryden High School students go on to some form of college, many progressing to Tompkins-Cortland Community College which is about one mile (1.6 km) away from the school campus.


The Dryden High School building is connected to the Dryden Middle School. The combined buildings house many classrooms as well as two gymnasiums, a pool, two cafeteria, multiple computer laboratories, an auditorium and the school library.


The Dryden Central School District and Dryden High School utilize a computer network software made by Citrix which centrally houses programs. Computers in the school network access programs via this network's central server, and as such, computers do not generally have programs loaded onto them. In addition, the school uses the Websense program which filters out potentially offensive/disruptive websites on the internet.


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Dryden Central School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Public Schools - Dryden High School (360933000713)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "DRYDEN HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "District Office Staff". Dryden Central School District. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Course Guide 2014-2015" (PDF). Dryden High School Counseling Department. Retrieved 12 March 2014.