Department of Defense Education Activity

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. 

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Smith ES

Grades: Pre-K - 5

Enrollment: 291

Smith ES Mission

Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Smith ES Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

Mascot: Bulldog

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Smith ES Colors

Primary Color: #fbc333

Secondary Color: #1749a0

Core Beliefs

Student-centered learning is our passion

  • Data-Driven Instruction
  • Student created goals*
  • Use of engaging instructional strategies

Diversity is our strength

  • Disaggregated data based decisions
  • Equitable instructions

Shared Responsibility is our culture

  • All staff members are 100% invested in all students.*
  • Open 2-way dialogue among all stakeholders

Trust is our foundation

  • Growth-Mindset
  • Relationships grounded in integrity and respect

Smith ES

School Address
Unit 23814
APO, AE 09034-3814
Phone: 0611-143-545-1225
Fax: 06783-8874