Report this review as inappropriate

« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Clarksville, TN
Students enrolled: 567

4 stars
Based on 13 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

Review topics

This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.  Learn more.

Review comments

12 reviews of this school

Norman Smith Elementary School 5

Posted March 31, 2014
- a parent
I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at Norman Smith Elementary School! My son has been attending NSES since we moved to Clarksville, TN and he loves it there. The entire staff is phenomenal! I HIGHLY recommend this school!

Norman Smith Elementary School 5

Posted January 31, 2014
- a parent
I have to say I really like this school. Do not let the "area" fool you by any means. The teacher's and staff are great. I can tell they care a lot about their students. My daughter love's it esp. her 5th grade teacher Mrs. Raker.

Norman Smith Elementary School 5

Posted August 22, 2013
- a parent
Now that we are at a new school in Montgomery county, we can really appreciate how outstanding Norman Smith is. The teachers and staff are so invested in the students and genuinely take the time to somehow accommodate for each individual child. There is so much love in that school and we miss it terribly! The principal, guidance counselor, librarian...her kindergarten and first grade teachers were all exceptional human beings and we are so grateful for their dedication and passion for teaching. If you live in this district count yourself lucky. You have some of the sweetest, most amazing people caring and educating your children. I almost want to move back to be in the district just to get my child back to such a great school.

Norman Smith Elementary School 5

Posted August 20, 2013
- a parent
We love this school! Our daughters only attended this school for one year, but compared with a year at private school, another in the same county, and another school in a different state, this school was by far the BEST! Children at Norman Smith are from all different backgrounds, but teachers try their very best to bring enthusiasm and identify early needs of individuals. From science parades to school spirit to "Bear bucks," the philosophies of this school are well ahead of others. I've noticed they've brought up their test scores significantly over the last few years, which is proof for me that they are accelerating in their practices in a community where not everyone is privileged. I've volunteered at many schools, but here, I'd seen teachers follow they're children to bus lines and lunch and provide parents with their personal cell and email contacts. The principal makes rounds daily to ensure the student body observes leadership. Children know all of their classmates, administrators, and teachers by name regardless of grade. This school is a true gem.

Norman Smith Elementary School
no rating

Posted April 21, 2010
- a parent
I'm new to this area and the staff was so helpful and took realy good care of my need's and my son thank you

Norman Smith Elementary School 3

Posted July 31, 2009
- a parent
Nice Teachers. Very old inside and dated- not that it matters. Very poorly situated in one of the worst parts of the city. My child's teacher was out for about 40% of the school year and he had multiple subs. The homework was rarely checked/scored and he didn't get any homework assignments from the sub-teachers.

Norman Smith Elementary School
no rating

Posted August 28, 2008
- a parent
smith is a great school, the staff at the school are so sweet, I enjoy going to the school and helping out. My 1st grader loves the school. I can't say how much I love the school.

Norman Smith Elementary School 4

Posted September 30, 2006
- a parent
Smith is a great school for the average to above average child. Most of the teachers are fantastic, and go to great lengths to create a stimulating learning environment for their students. Smith should not be the school of choice for students with disabilities. They do not have enough knowledge or experience to adaquately provide the support needed. Neither playground is ADA compliant, and both are functionally inaccessible to any child with physical limitations.

Norman Smith Elementary School 5

Posted January 20, 2006
- a parent
Smith School is excellent. I chose to send both of my children there. My older child received an excellent education at Smith, and my younger child is happy and doing well there as well. I would encourage anyone to enroll in Smith's open enrollment program.

Norman Smith Elementary School 4

Posted July 14, 2005
- a teacher
This school is one of Clarksville's best kept secrets. The principal is outstanding and the teachers are the best of the best. They have a great 6 plus one writing program and the best standards based curriculums in the city.

Nearby schools

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. is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families. 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

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

Norman Smith Elementary School
740 Greenwood Avenue, Clarksville, TN  37040
(931) 648-5660
Last modified Norman Smith Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Norman Smith Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top