• James W. Smith is anchored to a bold mission – Our school will prepare every student to graduate and be globally competitive for college, career, and life in the 21st century.

    We work toward achieving our mission through the School Improvement Plan (SIP), an individualized plan, refined annually, and revisited throughout the year.  The school improvement planning cycle provides each school team to develop a plan that reaffirms a commitment to excellence.  The school improvement plan defines a school’s targeted work to raise achievement for all students.

    Each plan includes a set of key strategies aimed at measurable, research-based goals, monitored throughout the year, in the following five areas:

    • Instructional Excellence & Alignment
    • Leadership Capacity
    • Professional Capacity
    • Planning & Operational Effectiveness
    • Families & Communities

    Our School Improvement Plan can be accessed at school.