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Dryden, NY
Students enrolled: 390

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118 Freeville Road
Dryden, NY 13053

(607) 844-8694
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September 09, 2014
The school is lacking in proficency in all areas of academics. Too much money on sports programs and not enough investing in their students educations. When you have Common core standards required and those are forcing students to take constant testing that doesn't even measure what the children have been taught, then there is a big issue. Teachers need to be able to assess what the children have been taught and remembered not the state. As long as Dryden continues to follow Common core standards, the test grades for all students will continue to remain low. Principals don't return calls and most of the administration doesn't have a clue what is going on in their school. Parents also need to get more involved with their children's education. Most of the parents here are the drop off and then don't care what the child is or isn't doing type. They don't take time to get to know the teachers or keep track of what the child is learning. 88% of the district didn't even realize that Common Core was being taught until things came up in the media this year.

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August 15, 2004
I use to think Dryden Schools were great but not so much anymore. When they have to make budget cuts they are cutting the wrong things. Also if the children are in sports, they do not get much playing time in the games unless they are the coaches kids or a teachers kid, that is totally unfair to all other children that are on the team. They should also be taught that the sports competitions are only for fun and the coaches should teach them that winning isn't everything but their schooling is very important and needed. All rules should apply to everyone not just handful. Most of the teachers are pretty decent in Dryden if they would stop changing their subjects, classrooms, or grade level on them and be a little more consistent with the overall curriculum. Some of the teachers that do not know how handle kids shouldn't be there.

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February 23, 2004
I grew up in the district and now have 3 kids here. There was a time that the school system had the best in mind for its students. However, over the years many things have changed. Due to high taxes, budget cuts, program cuts, the students have started to suffer. The educational performances of the district are some of the lowest in the area. While there is a special ed program, there are no gifted or advanced programs for students.

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Dryden Middle School
118 Freeville Road, Dryden, NY  13053
(607) 844-8694
Last modified Dryden Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dryden Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top