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Principal's Message

Dear Smithville Tiger Parents and Community,


It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for a great year at Smithville High School.  We are all excited to have our students back in our classrooms and hallways.  Our high school’s mission is to develop meaningful relationships with all of our students that include rigor and relevance.  We will strive to challenge each student to grow in their academic abilities and be college and career ready by the end of their four years at Smithville High School.


Our high school has shown a remarkable gain in the state’s A through F rating system.  Last year (2017-2018), we were rated a C.   Through the hard work of our teachers, staff, and students, and with your support, we are rated a B, for the 2018-2019 school year.  Our goal is to be an A rated high school.  This will take hard work on everyone’s part.  I want to encourage our students to continue to push through the hard work and set a personal goal to be the best possible student they can be.


Last year we began a program with students for a road to success by implementing ASD (After School Detention) for students that were not passing and had missing work. We will continue that program this year with the hope that we can close the learning gap for every student.


There are a few changes at the high school this year.  We will be using a nine-week grading calendar instead of the six-week grading calendar we have used in the past.  We have added security cameras and automatic door locks to our exterior doors of the main buildings.  When entering the front doors, you will be required to go through a security checkpoint that is access controlled by the front office.  The only door that will be an entry after 7:50 a.m. is the front door.  Students must use this entryway after that time.

I am honored to serve as Principal of Smithville High School.  It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build and maintain positive relationships.



Paul Smith


Smithville High School