33 out of 10GreatSchools

Smith Elementary School

Houston, TX
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 879


Smith Elementary School
4802 Chrystell Lane
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 613-2542
Smith Elementary School is located in Houston, TX and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews4 Reviews

Construction on Katherine Smith is complete, as of this school year, Smith has a wonderful new principal. My son has attended Smith since kindergarten and is currently in the 3rd grade. Smith has a fantastic new library, music room and instructor, PE everyday and after school programs. School does need more parental involvement but i think that could be said about most schools. I hope everyone will give Smith a well deserved second look.
Don't send your kids here. This school needs so much that there's just not even much worth fixing anymore. The teachers are great but everything else just makes me want to move my kids faster. No P.E but 1 time every 2 weeks, no recess, no lunchroom, parent pickup is chaos, no free buses, no security. Very disappointed...
While the teachers are wonderful, the principal is far from and the school is even less than that. The school is being rebuilt but it's been "under construction" for years. There is no recess or Fine Arts programs at all, so your kids are bored. The food is gross and undercooked so you have to plan bringing lunches, no free bus for under 2 miles or so or you have to pay for it 11-15 dollars a kid and the buses are dangerous, they spend the entire time practicing for tests and taking tests that they end up failing. K.Smith hasn't passed AYP in 2 years. Most of the problems can be fixed but noone seems to care to do so. Parent involvement just isn't there. The PTO usually does nothing except for finally this year. The teachers are burnt out, the kids are burnt out, the school isn't safe and there's just nothing that you can read here that should make you want to send your kids to this school. If you have a choice, avoid it...
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT! I cant afford to send my kids to a Private school as well as the next zone school is always booked and cant take transfers I have to stick with having my kids here. My kids have been attending this school for 2 years ever since the school has been under construction, I know it takes time to build but HISD board needs to help out schools as this one. They have great teachers here but you can tell they have no support from the Principal. The pick up and drop off is a total chaos and needs SO much improvement, hopefully once the school is complete it can be fixed. School needs to have curriculum's for the kids as well. They did just started for the first time an after school program, BUT because they only had a very small amount of space I was not able to add my two kids which by the way I really needed it to help with the commute of having to deal with who will pick my kids up from after school. They do not have any security at all. PTO just now started doing more things which is nice. No free bus under 2 miles in not fare. Like i said in the beginning needs a lot of improvement.