South Smiths Station Elementary School offers a variety of learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and staff members. The administration, highly qualified teachers, staff, and parents work together to provide a positive, nurturing, student-centered learning environment. High standards for student achievements are accomplished by a balanced curriculum with a strong academic focus. Basic skills in language arts and math are emphasized as essential tools in decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Evaluation of student growth is continually shared with both the students and parents through our school assemblies, parent conferences, newsletters, and team meetings.
Demographics of South Smiths Station Elementary School:
School hours: 7:25 am - 2:55 p.m. CST
Grades: K -6 750 students
Faculty and Staff: 6 kindergarten teachers, 5 first grade teachers, 5 second grade teachers, 5 third grade teachers, 4 fourth grade teachers, 4 fifth grade teachers, and 5 sixth grade teachers, 3 physical education teachers, 5 special education teachers, 1 speech pathologist, 1 counselor, 2 administrators, and 1 media specialist.
70% of all certified personnel hold advanced degrees; all teachers are highly qualified with the following specialty training: ARI, AMSTI, and Positive Behavior Support.
Student: Teacher ratio
First Grade 19:1
Second Grade 19:1
Third Grade 20:1
Fourth - Sixth Grade 26:1
School Met AYP: 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school year
Our school works diligently to meet the individual needs of our students. We use researched based programs and strategies and we integrate various technology-based activities into our daily instruction.
South Smiths Station Elementary School encourages participation in a variety of clubs and activities which help our students to develop their academic and social skills. Many programs have been established to promote good citizenship, cooperation, responsibility, and a positive attitude. Such activities include: Math Club, Beta Club, Too Cool For Drugs Program, and a Before and After School Enrichment Program.
South Smiths Station's motto is "PAWS- Putting learning first, Achieving academic Excellence, Working to do our best, Striving for success," and we believe that our team approach in teaching and learning is the key element to student achievement. We meet weekly to discuss and plan strategies to ensure that our students are making improvements in all areas. Together, we challenge and prepare our students academically to be successful, responsible, and productive citizens in an ever changing world.