Welcome to Tommy Smith Elementary School. We are located in Panama City right off Hwy 231 in Cherokee Heights. We serve grades Pre-K through 5th grade. Although we stop at 5th grade, as they move on, our students and families have the unique opportunity not to have to travel too far as our neighbor, Merritt Brown Middle School sits right next door and serves grades 6 through 8th. Having our former Panthers right next door is special to us as we can continue to watch them grow.
Tommy Smith is committed to continuous improvement in meeting the learning needs of all individuals. Priority is placed on strong curriculum and instructional practices that incorporate a variety of learning activities designed to accommodate differences in learning styles. Additionally, it is essential that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to grow and learn. Tommy Smith Elementary’s mission was developed from these beliefs. Our mission reflects our ideals of assisting families in creating life-learners. Our mission, with these beliefs as our foundation, is … Tommy Smith Elementary will empower students to be productive, life-learners by maximizing their potential in academics, citizenship, and character through creating a school culture that exemplifies being responsible, being respectful, working together and being safe
We look forward to you being a Tommy Smith Panther - #pantherpride.
Debra Spradley, Principal
Mission: The mission of the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and community of Tommy Smith Elementary School is to provide a caring environment in which every child is respected and provided with the opportunity to learn by helping students build a strong academic foundation and develop good character.
Vision: Tommy Smith Elementary School's vision is to empower students to be productive, life-learners by maximizing their potential in academics, citizenship, and character through creating a school culture that exemplifies being responsible, being respectful, working together, and being safe. Our goal is to help our students one day develop into productive members of society by meeting the educational, physical, social, and emotional needs of every child.