Welcome to Pryor Public Schools!

Expect Excellence!

Greetings,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Pryor Public Schools. Pryor is a wonderful community with something to offer for just about everyone. Our school district enjoys strong support from the Pryor community and a high level of parental involvement in every area of our school.

Our district includes three elementary schools, a traditional junior high school, one high school, and outstanding facilities throughout the district. We are currently serving approximately 2,775 students in grades Pre-K-12.

Our staff is a well-experienced group of educators with a resume of successful years of teaching and learning. They continually show a level of commitment and care about our students’ learning. Our district continues to strive toward building a professional learning community, where teachers hold high expectations and refuse to allow students to fail.

We integrate technology into each of our schools and continue to strive to equip our students and teachers with technology to meet their needs. Each school site has up-to-date technology throughout the classrooms, and we host a 1-to-1 Chromebook implementation from grades 6 through 12 with lower grades provided Chromebooks in their classrooms. Staff also participate in a robust professional development program facilitated at our Pryor Education Service Center.

Our district focuses on paradigms that stress academic development, character and leadership opportunities, and college and career readiness. All of our school sites have implemented a character education program based upon the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People called The Leader in Me. This leadership and personal responsibility approach is providing our students the opportunity to grow and showcase their leadership skills. All five of our building sites have been named as State Schools of Character and National Schools of Character. Additionally, Roosevelt Elementary was designated as the first “Lighthouse School” in Oklahoma by the Franklin Covey organization. Also two of our elementary schools have been recognized as national “Blue Ribbon Schools.”

All of our school sites provide career exploration opportunities for every student as we work with colleges, CareerTech, and business and industry to prepare our students to be college and career ready. Our growing internship program provides students authentic experience in the working world.

We are also proud of the many opportunities we have for our students. A robust afterschool program at our elementary and junior high provides unique academic and character building opportunities. Pryor High School enjoys one of the strongest fine art departments in Oklahoma with award winning instrumental and vocal music programs which are well respected across the state.

Dynamic programs are provided for all students including athletics, FFA, FCCLA, student government, academic teams, clubs and honors classes in most academic subjects. Our hope is that our students find a place they belong and thrive!

Welcome to Pryor! Home of the Tigers!

Don Raleigh, Ed.

D. Superintendent