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Cricket Wireless Donates

Thank you to Cricket Wireless of Oneida for their generous donation to Willard Prior Elementary. Willard Prior received new …

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Virtual Open House

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Welcome Back Willard Prior Piranhas

We are looking forward to the coming weeks as we welcome returning and new students to the 2020-2021 school year! …

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Updated Reopening Information

The attached document from the Superintendent provides additional guidance about the first day of school, athletics, staying …

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School Meal Survey

Please fill out the School Meal Google Survey linked HERE. IMPORTANT: All deliveries will take place between 9 a.m. and 10 …

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ThoughtExchange Reopening Plan Results

We launched an exchange to discover different perspectives to help inform our decisions on the reopening plan. The specific q …

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Willard F. Prior Elementary School 
Willard F. Prior

Welcome to Willard F. Prior Elementary!  Our school is proudly named after Mr. Willard Francis Prior who served the Oneida City School District as the Principal of the Oneida Junior High School for 27 years from 1925-1952.  He then became the Superintendent of Schools from 1952-1957.  We proudly carry on the tradition of excellence that Mr. Prior established so many years ago!   

We serve students in Pre-k through grade 5, hosting all of the Pre-k programs for the OCSD as well as 2 UCP classrooms with a total of around 270 students and 60 staff members.  

We look forward to seeing you at one or all of our many school events throughout the year.  Keep an eye on the calendar and join us!  Should you have any questions regarding our school, please contact us at (315) 363-2190.  


Mission Statement:
Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower students.

Vision Statement:
Our vision is that our students reach their fullest potential. 

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