Smith Elementary School was established in 1952 and had its grand opening on January 24, 1953. The school is named after Captain Harold D. Smith, an honored solider of WWII. Today, Smith ES services students of military and civilian personnel of the local U.S. military communities of Smith Barracks and Ramstein Air Base. Students come to Smith ES from base housing of Smith Barracks, Wetzel Housing, and local German communities that are in the bus zoning villages of Smith ES and Baumholder Middle/High School.
Early in 2023, a new 21st century school is due to break ground on the Wetzel Housing area, with a tentative opening date of Fall 2026.
Grades: Pre-K - 5
Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.
Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.
Student-centered learning is our passion
Diversity is our strength
Shared Responsibility is our culture
Trust is our foundation