Smithville offers GEM and PEP enrichment opportunities, focused on inquiry based learningThe Smithville Instrumental Music program offers a variety of award winning opportunities for aspiring musicians.Smithville has implemented a universal, classroom-based program that focus on building social and emotional skills in our students. Smithville offers a school-wide PBIS that supports both students and staff to participate in restorative practices and developing resiliency.
|White|| 47% |
|Black|| 23% |
|Asian|| 4% |
|Hispanic|| 20% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 6% |
|Female|| 51.2% |
|Male|| 48.8% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 50% |
|Students with disabilities|| 11% |
|English learners|| 3% |
|Homeless students|| 2% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 1% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 13% ||83|
|1st Grade|| 13% ||84|
|2nd Grade|| 14% ||90|
|3rd Grade|| 12% ||73|
|4th Grade|| 16% ||99|
|5th Grade|| 15% ||95|
|6th Grade|| 17% ||105|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||2|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 3% |
|1 to 5 days|| 34% |
|6 to 10 days|| 37% |
|11 to 15 days|| 15% |
|Over 15 days|| 10% |
|English|| 82.5% |
|Spanish|| 11.1% |
|Other|| 4.6% |
|Urdu|| 1.7% |
Learn more about Smithville Elementary School.
Smithville Elementary School is a diverse and progressive school, that unifies educators, families, and community to provide a safe / challenging learning environment for all children to develop and succeed.
Galloway Township Public Schools and Smithville Elementary School are proud of the positive learning environment, effective instruction, and enriching experiences our curriculum and staff provide to our students. While maintaining fidelity to the curriculum, instruction is focused on developing independent critical thinkers with an emphasis on problem solving. Student-centered, hands-on learning with technology integration is utilized to promote student engagement and achievement. Technology is integrated across the curriculum at Smithville school. All classrooms have LCD projectors and document cameras to support whole class instruction. In K-2, students use iPads to enhance literacy and mathematics skills through the use of a variety of engaging apps. In grades 3-6, students use iPads and chromebooks as tools to support learning in every curricular area. In addition to classroom technology, all students complete innovative projects in the computer lab with a technology teacher.
Students in fourth through sixth grade who had an interest in music have the opportunity to participate in band and/or chorus. Winter and spring concerts are performed showcasing their abilities, throughout the year. Smithville students can also participate in Odyssey of the mind competitions, focused on building their problem-solving skills. Our 5th and 6th grade students can participate in student council, where service learning and leadership skills are fostered.
Smithville offers a before and after care program to accommodate our families work schedules. Adult supervision provides play activities and schoolwork help. This program is supported by our Board of Education and is offered to all K-6 grade students.
Our focus is on preparing our students to learn, work, and live with each other in the 21st century. School Counselors, School Psychologists and School Social Workers provide individual and group counseling sessions as well as classroom guidance dependent on student needs. Smithville has in-class resource classrooms, K-2 self-contained classrooms, 4-5-6 pull-out programs and intervention services at all grade levels. Two full-time ESL teachers address the needs of our English Language Learners.
The primary objective of school health services, with the care provided by a full-time nurse, is to facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the total health status of children and staff. School Health Services are provided in accordance with school health law and district policies. Smithville offers a daily breakfast/lunch program, where the breakfast is free to the entire student body. Students also have two physical education classes per week, with recess everyday.
We are well supported by our Family School Association and local Education Foundation whose focus is to provide grants to our teachers to foster learning activities that support our district goals. Smithville participates in several donation collections to support our community. Through service learning our student council has participated in several charity events supporting the needs of our community.
Smithville Elementary School opened in the fall of 1991. The facility is 92,211 square feet and has a current enrollment of 661. Today it is home to Pre-School through sixth grade students. Students are instructed by an outstanding staff of certified and support staff members and receive an excellent education. Smithville is an air condition facility with a full technology lab and maker space discovery zone.
Additional Parent and Community Involvement:Throughout the year, several events are planned focused on fostering involvement of our parents/community. Some examples are back to school night, conferences, family activity nights, and kindergarten orientation. Additional Student Supports and Services: Intervention & Referral Services (I & RS) assists teachers with strategies for working with non-disabled students who are experiencing mild learning or behavioral problems. Structured support and assistance is provided to teachers to promote student success. Smithville Elementary School Summary:Smithville offers a positive and productive learning climate created by an outstanding, dedicated and caring staff that is committed to providing the children with a challenging academic program. Many enriching activities occurred at Smithville School that nurtured the development of our students intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs. Every month two students from each homeroom are celebrated for their academic success or their modeling of good citizenship. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in family fun night activities, school book fairs, and several interactive assemblies.