Smith Elementary

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About Us

Enrollment: 578
Grade Levels: Pre-K - 5

Mission: The mission of Smith Elementary School is to provide a quality of education for all students creating a foundation for successful, lifelong learning.

Vision: β€œIT's TIME"

Goals:

  • Quality instruction and the implementation of Best Practices
  • Promoting higher order thinking skills to create critical thinkers
  • Building classrooms with high levels of authentic student engagement
  • High structured classrooms with effective and efficient classroom management systems
 

Logo: Eagle

School Colors: Royal Blue, White

Motto: Eagle Excellence

Yearly Theme: Smith Elementary staff is committed to a positive outlook and renewed energy! (How Full Is Your Bucket?)

School History

The school was built in 1957. Smith Elementary was named in honor of Mr. William H. Smith (1877-1969). Mr. Smith came to Victoria from Louisiana as a tutor for the children of the Welder family. He later became the owner of Victoria Hardware Company. Mr. Smith served the children of Victoria as a member of the Victoria School Board for 25 years.

Principals

  • Michelle Graves, 2013 - currently
  • Carol Tippins, 1998 - 2013
  • Wendy Crater, 1990 -1998
  • Trinidad San Miguel. 1989 - 1990
  • Susan Mathis, 1982 - 1989
  • John Wuensche, 1971 - 1982
  • Dale McCleskey, 1966 -1971
  • John Ellisor, 1964 -1966
  • Ella Schorlemmer, 1961 - 1964
  • A. Cawyer, 1957 - 1961