SMES has been wonderful with both of my children. I grew up in Atlanta where your just another person. At SMES parent teacher relationships are actually relationships. You don't really get that in larger schools. I feel sometimes the test scores in this area can be misleading. As kids will enter school who have never spoken English. But my youngest now second grader is learning Spanish as some her friends is learning English. The school added a new addition 3 years ago which has state of the art white boards, projection from the teachers computer etc. I'm just hoping the high school will jump on board and follow the elementary. SMES took heed with the school shooting from other states and now all the doors stay locked and there is a camera that you have to look in and someone from the office has to buzz you in the building. If they don't know you, they will meet you at the door. The school also has a full time police officer that's hangs around the schools all day. My kids know him well.. If your looking for a small country town. SMES is a great place to start. My kids wish lunch was better, but with Obama rules.. They don't cook actual homemade dishes anymore. My kids take lunch.
Susan Moore is a wonderful school as far as education and disipline are concerned. I would recomend Susan Moore Elm to anyone that is new to the area. The teachers care about the students. The only thing I have found to be a issue is not giving enough notice to parents concerning activities or needing things. The note comes home the day before they need things and as all of you know sometimes this creates a hardship on the family. Over all the school is a great school, I just think there needs to be a little more concern with notifiing parents and families.