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! (IT's Time to improve reading skills, make friends, accomplish writers, master math facts, take responsibility and be model eagles).

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