Mission Statement  

At Wallace A. Smith Elementary we strive to ensure that a diverse population of learners will have the skills, knowledge, and character needed for the development of well-educated citizenry. We are committed to preparing every student to score proficient or advanced on the TCAP Achievement Test and Writing Assessment. We are a community of learners that embrace the dignity and unique qualities of every student and encourage their individual growth.

  About The School  

Who We Are

Wallace A. Smith Elementary serves more than 750 students in grades K-5. It is located just outside Chattanooga, TN off Hunter Road in Ooltewah, TN - conveniently close to Hamilton Place Mall, Harrison Bay State Park, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and many other natural wonders and historic sites.

Our faculty and staff pride themselves on providing an engaging and energetic learning environment where students explore and use higher level critical thinking skills to master the Common CORE Standards and Tennessee Benchmarks.

If you're looking for a quality K-5 school that . . .

  • goes beyond the basics;
  • believes in daily "hands-on, minds-on" learning;
  • focuses on the individual learning strengths and needs of each student;
  • follows a standards-based curriculum;
  • ensures in-depth studies in literacy, science, social studies, math, technology, P.E. and music for all students; and
  • encourages daily parent involvement and ideas

    . . . then you're looking for Wallace A. Smith Elementary School!

Wallace A. Smith Elementary works hard each year to prepare your children. Keep up the hard work students, teachers, staff, and all those who give their heart and time to prepare young minds of our future!


Wallace A. Smith

Smiling he came to us, ready to listen,
Always to care, generous, genuine,
And compassionate, he was gentle
yet firm, strong and determined,
a careful observer delighted with life.

Dedicated to the well being of children,
Wallace A. Smith loved the Earth and all of creation.