« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Students enrolled: 490

Contact this school

2395 Smoketree Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

School website
(928) 505-6900
(928) 505-6039
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Smoketree Elementary School address.

November 23, 2013
This is a no child left behind school, meaning that they teach from the bottom up. If your kid is smart then you will have to do work at home to stay ahead of good school. The work they give is below average to an average student. The administration and faculty is 98 percent women and it is like a girls club there. One of those it takes a village type of schools. If you are a male be ready for some rude treatment. The Principal will not want to hear your side of anything. Current Parent looking for another school

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2013
This is a fantastic school! My son is now in middle school but, he went there for most of his K-6 years of schooling, but along the way had to try out some other options and we definitely know this is a stand out school in the area. My daughter also started at Smoketree and is now in first grade. I have always had the most dedicated teachers there and really admire the principal and the way she runs her school! If there was one thing they were to work on I would say the classrooms could be a little more welcoming to the parents and let us be a little more involved, but I do understand it is somewhat a preference of the teacher. Overall a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2012
I am currently an employee at Smoketree Elementary School. Over the years I have seen staff members grow professionally and collaborate with a focus on making improvements for what is best for students. We are on a path to provide collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity skills for our students, so they are prepared with 21st century skills and a global economy. Our goal is to partner with our parents to make this a reality!

- submitted by a teacher

September 08, 2009
As a former teacher who taught at Smoketree, I have to disagree with your critique of the principal. Connie Hogard's priorities are the children, the parents, and last the teachers. That alone should indicate that she puts more value in appeasing the parents of her students than being a ally to her teachers.

- submitted by a teacher

August 03, 2009
Worst School I have ever seen. Pulled our child out the first 10 minutes this morning. The staff could care less about a child's education. absolutely disorganized and pathetic. Even the receptionist was snide and unhelpful Seriously thinking about leaving LHC altogether, If you have young children, move to Lake Havasu City at your own risk.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2009
Excellent! a special thanks to Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Mahan, Mr. Skates, Mr. Erdman and, especially to Mrs. Hogard for everything that they have done for us

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2006
poorly staffed, espically the recess aides. Lack of education and diversity. Teachers really need an aide for correcting papers and hlep out students who are lacking other students behind. Principal very asympathetic to situation. Plays her power as a principal and does not support the parents. Student / teacher ratio too large 30-33 students to 1 teacher.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2006
This school is very good. There are specialists for art, physical education and music, homework clubs and tutoring to help students who are struggling, and teachers who care.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2005
Smoketree School is great!! My son is in Kindefgarden and his teacher is really great and he's learned awhole lot there, even for just going two hours a day. GREAT SCHOOL! I belive Smoketree is number one.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2005
Smoke tree has a lot of room for inprovement under the right hands. It has under went alot of change in the last year and is still in the growing stages with the right gidence it will be a wonderfull school.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2004
I have my Child in Mrs Newbanks class and she is great. My child loves her to death. Mrs. Newbanks really really cares for her students. Mrs. Newbanks get a A+. I wish all the teachers were like her.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2003
Smoketree Elementary is a wonderful school with a very sincere, involved principal. The teaching staff is knowledegable, dedicated and commited to the success of their students.

- submitted by a community member
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Smoketree Elementary School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Smoketree Elementary School
2395 Smoketree Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ  86403
(928) 505-6900
Last modified Smoketree Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Smoketree Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top