Smith Elementary School

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1101 Maxwell Dr

Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 662-2458

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 650

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Smith Elementary School

Please do not send your child to this school.....please!!! I promise it will be the wrong magnet choice.

Posted by a parent on 02/07/14

Smith Elementary is a hidden gem in the wake county school system. The school has a diverse student base and great teachers/faculty. We found the school through the Wake County Magnet fair three years ago and couldn't be happier. Smith boast an International Baccalaureate program that exposes children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/13

Smith Elementary has been in the Raleigh/Garner community for 50 years! The school was authorized as an IB school 2 years ago and was named a Magnet School of Excellence last year. There are caring, knowledgable teachers who make a difference in the lives of students every day. As an IB school staff ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/16/13

My middle son started at Smith in First Grade. My youngest child just started Kindergarten. The staff and teachers are warm, caring people. They do their best to help every child. The teachers work as teams to find innovative ways to create positive behavior and academic progress. I love that the school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/13

The reason my husband and I decided to send our children to Smith Elementary School was based largely on the International Bacclaureate Program and the goal of encouraging children to be inquirers. This kind of program fosters in our children a desire to ask questions about the world around them and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/15/13

Smith Magnet Elementary is a great school! I have been connected with the Smith Magnet family since the 2011-2012 school year. The teachers and the rest of the staff are very personable and treat you like family. My children love their teachers and are very excited about attending school everyday. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/13

This school promises a Global approach and I do believe they provide this well. The communication is lacking and is very last minute. There is a lack of leadership and the Principal does not evoke strength and leadership. My child had a change of teacher in our first year and the school year declined ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

I have pleased with the school so far. They communicate better than my son's prior school and I am happy with the program so far. My son is taking Spanish classes twice a week, and his learning French in his music class as well. The new gym teacher seems really involved in the school, you can tell ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/12

my son is a first grader and he is doing great. smith has really good teachers!

Posted by a parent on 04/01/09

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Test scores for Smith Elementary School

EOG* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Smith Elementary School
Wake County Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Raleigh schools — Smith Elementary School is located at 1101 Maxwell Dr, Raleigh NC 27603. 1101 Maxwell Dr is in the 27603 ZIP code in Raleigh, NC The school district for Smith Elementary School is the Wake County Schools. Smith Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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