South Smithfield Elementary School is wonderful! I am a parent of a 1st grader & I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the teachers, administrators, & the overall educational experience. Students are grouped according to ability so that the advanced students are challenged instead of being slowed down, while other sutdents are given the appropriate instruction. Tutors abound in the classrooms so that the teachers have support. Parents are encouraged to volunteer, are welcome in the school, & are active on a daily basis. The school has a strong sense of community & is a source of pride for this beautifuI small town of Smithfiedl. I can't think of any reason why the school only rates a "4" at this time -- I am an extremely happy parent of an extremely happy 1st grader.