My only daughter attended PreK thru 5th (2010-2017). We really lucked out this is our neighborhood elementary school. Teachers, Faculty & Staff are all VERY engaged and school is very connected to the community. Latin program was restarted once they were able to locate a Latin teacher who was able to teach elementary age children (not easy to find today & they had unexpectedly lost their previous Latin teacher due to spouse job transfer). Gifted Program for all grades and Safety Patrol for 4th & 5th graders available. The school's tradition is very driven by good citizenship, behavior, and community. Students recite the Pledge of Alligance in English & Latin every morning. Student body is very diverse economically, culturally & racially. Lottery available for some non district students and many come from all other parts of the county because of the small, close knit, high-achieving results. Loved being able to park at Habersham Village and walk my child into school; it gives you a connection to teachers & staff that dropping your child off by car doesn't do. JGSmith has a very active PTA & has recently engaged Dads, grandfathers & male family members in their Mane Men program to promote positive male interaction. Band program is now in full swing along with expanded chorus. Wide variety of community-based events include Book Fairs, Jump-Rope-for-Heart, FunRun, Talent Show, Fine Arts Showcase, Walk & Bike to School Days, Spirit Days, Spirit Nights at local restaurants. In 2016, JGSmith became the 1st National Blue Ribbon Elementary School in Chatham county.