Mascot Announcement
Posted on 08/18/2023

Greetings Oneida City School District Community!

Thank you for your continued support as we have moved through the process of determining the new mascot. After an initial survey sent to students, staff, and community members brought in nearly 400 wonderful suggestions, the Shared Decision Committee narrowed the mascot ideas to three final options: the Oneida Dragons, the Oneida Express, and the Oneida Lions.

After reviewing the responses from the final survey, the “Oneida Express” has been determined to be the most popular mascot option. The Oneida Express captures our city’s history as an important stop on the railroad between Utica and Syracuse. Over the coming months, the Shared Decision Committee will continue to work together to finalize the branding and imagery of the new mascot.

Thank you to the community for your feedback and support throughout this process.

For more information about the mascot selection process, please visit: