Top 10 Best Tompkins County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 33 public schools serving 10,394 students in Tompkins County, NY (there are 6 private schools, serving 540 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Tompkins County, NY are educated in public schools (compared to the NY state average of 85%).
The top ranked public schools in Tompkins County, NY are Ithaca Senior High School, Dryden High School and Newfield Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tompkins County, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the New York public school average of 56%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 63% statewide average). Schools in Tompkins County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Tompkins County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ithaca Senior High School
Math: 95% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1401 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2145
Grades: 9-12
| 1,254 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Dryden High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
118 Freeville Rd
Dryden, NY 13053
(607) 844-8694
Grades: 9-12
| 370 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Newfield Senior High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
247 Main St
Newfield, NY 14867
(607) 564-9955
Grades: 9-12
| 203 students
Rank: #44.
Charles O Dickerson High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 Whig St
Trumansburg, NY 14886
(607) 387-7551
Grades: 9-12
| 299 students
Rank: #55.
Lansing High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 Ridge Rd
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-3020
Grades: 9-12
| 386 students
Rank: #66.
New Roots Charter School
Charter School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
116 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14851
(607) 882-9220
Grades: 9-12
| 127 students
Rank: #77.
Northeast School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
425 Winthrop Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-2121
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #88.
South Hill School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
520 Hudson St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2129
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #99.
Lehman Alternative Community School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
111 Chestnut St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2183
Grades: 6-12
| 280 students
Rank: #1010.
Cayuga Heights Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 E Upland Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-8557
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Belle Sherman School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 Mitchell St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2206
Grades: PK-5
| 301 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Trumansburg Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 Whig St
Trumansburg, NY 14886
(607) 387-7551
Grades: PK-6
| 379 students
Rank: #1313.
Dewitt Middle School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
560 Warren Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-3222
Grades: 6-8
| 471 students
Rank: #1414.
Raymond C Buckley Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
284 Ridge Rd
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-3020
Grades: PK-4
| 423 students
Rank: #1515.
Lansing Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6 Ludlowville Rd
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-3020
Grades: 5-8
| 351 students
Rank: #1616.
Fall Creek Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
202 King St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2214
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #1717.
Groton Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
516 Elm St
Groton, NY 13073
(607) 898-5853
Grades: PK-5
| 390 students
Rank: #1818.
Caroline Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2439 Slaterville Rd
Slaterville Springs, NY 14881
(607) 539-7155
Grades: PK-5
| 276 students
Rank: #1919.
Boynton Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2241
Grades: 6-8
| 534 students
Rank: #2020.
Freeville Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
43 Main St
Dryden, NY 13053
(607) 844-8694
Grades: K-3
| 72 students
Rank: #2121.
Groton Junior/senior High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Peru Rd
Groton, NY 13073
(607) 898-5802
Grades: 6-12
| 410 students
Rank: #2222.
Cassavant Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
32 School St
Dryden, NY 13053
(607) 844-8694
Grades: K-3
| 81 students
Rank: #2323.
Russell I Doig Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Whig St
Trumansburg, NY 14886
(607) 387-7551
Grades: 5-8
| 301 students
Rank: #2424.
Dryden Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
36 Union St
Dryden, NY 13053
(607) 844-8694
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #2525.
Dryden Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
118 Freeville Rd
Dryden, NY 13053
(607) 844-8694
Grades: 6-8
| 283 students
Rank: #2626.
Newfield Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
247 Main St
Newfield, NY 14867
(607) 564-9955
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Enfield School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Enfield Main Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2221
Grades: PK-5
| 158 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
George Junior Republic School
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Mcdonald Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
(607) 844-6324
Grades: 7-12
| 126 students
Rank: #2929.
Newfield Middle School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
247 Main St
Newfield, NY 14867
(607) 564-9955
Grades: 6-8
| 171 students
Rank: #3030.
Beverly J Martin Elementary School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
302 W Buffalo St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2209
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
Rank: n/an/a
Finger Lakes Residential Center
Alternative School
250 Auburn Rd
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-5066
Grades: 8-12
| 30 students
Rank: n/an/a
Maccormick Secure Center
Alternative School
300 South Rd
Brooktondale, NY 14817
(607) 539-7121
Grades: 9-12
| 17 students
Rank: n/an/a
Tompkins-seneca-tioga Boces
Special Education School
555 Warren Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-1551
Grades: 1-12
| 294 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Tompkins County, NY

Tompkins County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
400 Peru Rd
Groton, NY 13073
(607) 898-5803
Grades: 6-8
| 185 students
Group Home (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
572 Warren Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
225 S Fulton St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
250 Auburn Road
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-5061
Grades: 7-12
| 136 students
P.o. Box A
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-4262
Grades: 7-12
| 78 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Tompkins County, NY?
The top ranked public schools in Tompkins County, NY include Ithaca Senior High School, Dryden High School and Newfield Senior High School.
How many public schools are located in Tompkins County, NY?
33 public schools are located in Tompkins County, NY.
What percentage of students in Tompkins County, NY go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Tompkins County, NY are educated in public schools (compared to the NY state average of 85%).
What is the racial composition of students in Tompkins County, NY?
Tompkins County, NY public schools minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the New York public schools average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

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