G. N. Smith elementary is one of 33 elementary schools in the Jackson Public School district. It serves students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Golden Nathaniel Smith (1881-1948), was born in Terry, MS, and attended public schools in Hinds County. He graduated from Tougaloo College in 1903. In that same year, he began teaching in the public schools of Hinds County, where he taught until 1917, with exception of two years (1909-1911) during which he served as principal of a school in Hazlehurst. He taught at Robertson School, Martin School, and Lanier. He retired in 1947.
The mission of G. N. Smith Elementary School is to have a high performing school that serves high performing scholars in a clean and safe environment.
We are E.A.G.L.E.S – Eagles Achieving Greatness through Life – Long Learning by Exhibiting Success!!!
The Scholars are:
- Well- Disciplined and Humble
- Self-Motivated and Give 100% Effort
- Accountable for their Actions
- Problem Solvers with the Ability to Overcome Any Challenge
The Teachers are:
- Data Driven
- Collegial and Collaborative
- Compassionate and Love Students
The Administrators are:
- Innovative Visionaries
- Good Communicators