Principal Welcome


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

Debra Spradley, Principal of Tommy Smith Elementary School in Panama City Florida

Our Mission & Vision

Mission/Vision: Respect. Academics. Good Character.



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Tommy Smith Elementary School


5044 Tommy Smith Drive,
Panama City,
FL 32404

(850) 767-1688

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