We love Smith school! My daughter start from 2nd grade at Smith and she is in 4th grade now and my son is in 1st grade. I really appreciate all the hard work from teachers and office and yard duties. Thanks Smith :)
I hear that the new science teacher for the 2nd thru 4th graders does not explain things and expects the kids to know things that she has not taught. children leave the class in tears. It is very sad as the other science teacher has primed the children to love science in 1st grade. I have never heard so many parents indicate that their child hates science or does not want to go to school because it is a science day. Shame on Smith for allowing this to continue after numerous complaints. This school has turned into quite the standard for mediocrity. I feel like just getting through the day is the goal of the school and developing the students to be high achievers is not their ultimate goal. I am very sad about this, and there is nothing I can do to help them change.
Great school! Only complaint I have and I have heard from other parents is that the principal is not very active with the kids. I have never seen her come out in the morning or after school to see the kids. No involvement.
I absolutely love this school! The teachers and staff are all VERY caring and compassionate towards the children. All the programs the school offers children are amazing. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is because of the current principal. Getting her to follow through with a problem is like pulling teeth. She seems more concerned with all her meetings than getting to know the children. Like I said before, I love, love, love this school, and the only thing I would change would be the principal.
Hard working and caring teachers and staff. New principal to the school is student centered and supports programs. The PTO continues to work hard at providing extra activities and strong support for programs. The new "goal-setting conferences" were interesting and somewhat useful. Still don't know if we'll miss participating in the Report Card Conferences. School needs more quality and interesting activities for advanced/GATE students.
I am so impressed with this school! There are lots of extra-curricular activities for students. The principal, teachers, aides, duties really work as a team to ensure students receive a good education as well enforcing rules, guidance, etc. There is a strong anti-bullying policy enforced. Parents are active in volunteering. The campus is gated and has beautiful grounds. As a parent and teacher, I am so happy my children are attending this school.