COMO YOU KNOW: Smithton Middle School

Sunday, February 19, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:35 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Opened in 1995, Smithton is one of three middle schools in the Columbia Public Schools district. Smithton takes its name from the township of Smithton, which existed between 1818 and 1821. The township area is now part of Columbia.


Principal: Jean Selby

Address: 3600 Worley St.

Phone number: 214-3260

Start time: 8 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3 p.m.

Year opened: 1995

Students enrolled: 932 for the 2011-12 school year.

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Located at 3600 Worley St., Smithton Middle School is home to slightly more than 900 students. The school’s mascot is the Wildcat, and its school colors are black and gold.

Smithton Middle School provides many programs, including a gifted-and-talented program, special-education classes and English-as-a-second-language classes. The special-education program includes provisions for autistic, gifted, emotionally challenged and physically challenged students, and also speech and language pathologists. As for other classes, the school offers many electives, such as art, band, choir, music, orchestra, keyboarding/typing and physical education. 

Links and sources:

Smithton Middle School website

Columbia Public Schools website

School report card data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Mother of cyber bullying victim speaks to Smithton, Gentry students, 2012 article

Smithton students collect instruments for refugees, 2010 article

World Cafes spark discussion about intermediate schools plan, 2011 article

Smithton cancels spring plays, 2008 article

Updated: Feb. 19, 2012

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