Great community school. Very involved parent base, lots of PTA support. Awesome principal & assistant principal.
Smithfield is a positive and encouraging institution for learning. When you enter, you see the enthusiasm of the students, staff and parents. Witness the strong relationships during welcomed lunch visits. Every staff member is approachable. You will see students encouraging one another & being respectful of others. The school impressively has ALL students participate daily in recycling & re-purposing items. Their lunch ends with the students sorting out their trash into recycle, garbage & compost (used in the school garden). They strive in being current with today's technology and preparing our children for success in the changing world around them: computer testing, Smartboards, iPads, tablet Apps, Bring Your Own Technology to School & Sensory Lab. I have 2 children attending Smithfield. Every time I had a concern, I was given time to discuss and work with staff on it. The principal puts so much personal and professional commitment into students. Her high energy and passion show through her interactions with students, staff, parents, and community. For a large education system, we are surprisingly pleased with our experience and education over the years at Smithfield.
This school used to do "whatever it takes". This is no longer the case! We have lost some top teachers over the pat few years and administration is no longer approachable.
This school is very welcoming. I had to transfer and Principal Harris was incredibly caring and helpful. My son is challenged and I love the way this school integrates TD so that kids don't even know they are doing something "different" than the other kids. My son's teacher keeps in contact with me when he has concerns. This school is diverse and has a lot of great clubs. Also, since the middle school and high school in this home area are so close, they work a lot together and the older students have volunteer opportunities with the younger students. Great programs!
Everyone works together to do whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed.
Great teachers, balanced diverslity, focus on all students succeeding
The moment you come into smithfield elementary you feel very welcome.Outstanding staff,great teachers and a perfect environment for the kids.
Smithfield challenges all children to achieve. Because Smithfield remembers that children are more than just receptacles of knowledge, it provides fun and recognition for their hard work. Teachers often work beyond the regular school hours to ensure this success.They analyze data to drive their relooping of their students. We parents are informed of strategies we can use to help our children excel. My husband and I are encouraged to become partners with our child's teachers in the learning process. The P.T.S.A. is exceptional. It consists of dedicated parents who often continue volunteering in this capacity as their children progress in middle school and high school, thereby enriching the lives of all the students involved. I am proud that my son is a Smithfield Dolphin!!
Smithfield is a safe and fun and wonderful school for my child and teachers and her friends.
The teachers and administrators do whatever it takes to make sure my child and all the other students have a positive experience at the school.
I love how easily they transitioned my son, who has cerebral palsy, into Kindergarten. He comes home literally EVERY DAY with a smile on his face. I love Smithfield and cant thank them enough for all they do!!!
The Staff is the BEST!! They truly do want our children to succeed. They'll do 'whatever it takes.'
My daughter teaches at Smithfield Elementary School. The school is inviting environment filled with learning opportunities. The staff and parent volunteers work endlessly to provide the best for the students that are part of the Smithfield family.
This is a wonderful school with devoted caring teachers that don't always have much to work with outside of parent volunteers so this money could really help purchase school supplies needed for the children.
My daughter Elena is getting the support she needs to become a better student.
The moment you come in Smithfield Elementary School you feel very welcome.The staff is unbelievably nice and helpful.The teachers are great and dedicated.The students are so happy to be in school.I know mine is thrilled to be there everyday.GO DOLPHINS!!!!
The teachers and staff are attentive and loving to each student and treat them all with respect. Each child is special.
I like smithfield because my kids have been there for 3 years and the teachers have been very helpful a lot.
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