The City of Smithville is serene and far from routine. We are a laid-back lake town abundant with natural beauty, but only minutes from Kansas City, Missouri. Because of our location, Smithville is uniquely able to offer a small town feel with lakeside living while enjoying all of the metropolitan amenities.



2022 population 50% increase in past decade


Fastest growing city ranked by the Kansas City Business Journal


Best Suburb to raise a family ranked by Movoto


Visitors to Smithville Lake every year

Highlights of Smithville - Someone setting a golf ball on a tee, someone boating, someone biking, Union Station

What is it like to call SMITHVILLE Home?

Quality of life is a prime consideration and source of pride for new and long-time residents of Smithville. The amenities, sense of community, and spacious land use that Smithville has to offer have resulted in sustained residential growth throughout the community over the last decade.


Building on a Tradition of Excellence in a community filled with Warrior Pride, the mission of the Smithville School District is to educate and prepare all students for their future by providing relevant, engaging opportunities for each student to reach their unique and full potential.


7,200 acres

175 miles of shoreline

Two 18 Hole Championship Golf CourseS

Boating, fishing & marinas

25 miles of hiking & biking trails

11 miles of premium mountain biking trails

26 miles of equestrian trails

Lakeside camping

7,000 acres of public hunting land



Smithville Schools are where knowledge and creativity go hand in hand for a well-rounded education. Teachers and students challenge each other with questions and find the answers together.

All students are equal and enjoy academic opportunities designed just for them, whether that means taking college classes in high school, a middle school student taking high school classes or an elementary student receiving extra help with reading. What happens in the classroom is just the beginning of preparing students for a lifetime of learning.


Education is more than gaining knowledge and expressing creativity. It’s going to a school where kindness and community are just as important as academics. It’s students expecting the best from themselves and each other while genuinely caring for one another and their community.


Warrior Students arrive each day excited to learn. That quality begins at home. Ask any of our teachers and they will tell you that parental support is strong and appreciated. With faculty and parent support, students are involved and truly interested in learning.

At 22.3 our district-wide composite score exceeds the state and national averages and ranks #5 in the Kansas City metro. Since 2015, three students have achieved a perfect ACT score of 36.


At Smithville Schools, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone. Students have the opportunity to participate in an array of different athletics, activities, and clubs; ranging from football, volleyball, and cross country to robotics, gaming club, and speech/debate. Coaches and sponsors are committed to raising the bar everyday. It is not uncommon to hear of a Smithville team earning awards and accolades. Our students, staff, and community show great pride and support for our schools.


One-to-one technology allows us to provide rich and engaging learning opportunities for our students. We envision students using the District device to gain real-world skills. Technology is used in some way in every classroom, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. But, the devices should inspire, not replace critical thinking.


Support for new teachers is critical to ensuring a successful start to the teaching profession and serving in the Smithville School District. This support begins before school even starts with our New Certified Staff Orientation. During this time, we introduce new certified staff members to curriculum and instruction expectations as well as help them get acclimated to the school building.

Throughout the year, teachers new to the profession will work closely with their mentor teacher who is assigned to them for two years. Mentor Teachers provide support inside and outside of the classroom. New teachers are also invited to use designated time throughout the school year to visit the classrooms of veteran teachers. Our monthly New Teacher Training program consists of some whole group teacher development, but consists mostly of one-on-one sessions with instructional coaches to customize the learning to each individual teacher’s needs.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Providing ongoing support and professional development in the Smithville School District allows our teachers to expand and deepen their skills as educators throughout their career.

BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONISTS - Every Smithville School employs a Behavior Interventionist to offer proactive classroom management strategies, collect data, and collaborate on student success plan development.

TEACHER RECOGNITION - We value our staff, and have a variety of recognition programs to show our appreciation, from social media shout-outs to Teacher of the Year awards.

CHILDREN'S SERVICE FUND GRANT - The Smithville School District is receiving grant funds through the Children's Service Fund Grant to purchase services and supplies to protect the well-being and safety of children and to strengthen families.

PARENT GROUPS - Smithville School District proudly has very active Parent Groups that support our buildings. It is not uncommon for a group to stock the lounge or deliver surprise treats.

TEACHER VOICE - Smithville Schools have a variety of committees and surveys for staff to share their voice and contribute to the decision-making process.

Benefits Package

Optional Benefits

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

$10,000 Life Insurance

AD&D Insurance

Holiday Pay

Accumulative Annual Leave Days

Accumulative Sick Days*

Accumulative Personal Days*

Accumulative Vacation Days*

Defined Benefit Plan- PSRS

Teacher Mentor Program

Staff Fitness & Wellness Program

Athletic Conference Passes

Vision Insurance

Flexible Spending Plan

Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance

Accident Insurance

Hospital Indemnity

Voluntary Life Insurance & AD&D

Long-term Care with Life Benefit

403(b)/457(b) Retirement Plans

Legal & Identity Theft Service Plans

*12-month employees


Front of Smithville High School Building

Smithville High School

Grades 9-12

Front of Smithville Middle School building

Smithville Middle School

Grades 7-8

Front of Eagle Heights Elementary School building

Eagle Heights Elementary School

Grades PK-6

Front of Horizon Elementary School building

Horizon Elementary School

Grades PK-6

Front of Maple Elementary School building

Maple Elementary School

Grades PK-6

HS Teacher of the year


Angela Giammalva, Special Education Teacher  School Picture

Angela Giammalva

Special Education Teacher

"Our school district stands out through innovative teaching methods and technologies, creating engaging learning experiences. We excel in student success, with high achievers in academics, extracurriculars, and beyond. Embracing diversity and inclusion, we foster a supportive environment for all students. With top-notch facilities and unique programs, we're committed to preparing students for future success. "

Aaron Bowlin, 1st Grade Teacher

Aaron Bowlin

1st Grade Teacher

"I love working for the Smithville School District because I have been given the opportunity grow as an educator through outstanding professional development and excellent building leadership. The Smithville School District also makes every staff member feel like they have a voice."

Tod Winterboer, Middle School Principal School Picture

Tod Winterboer

Middle School Principal

"We have incredible students. It is a joy to work with our supportive families and enjoyable students. We have students who care about education and who strive to be successful learners and good people. Our students embrace being Warriors and embody our Warrior spirit."

Gabriella Rustici 3rd Grade Teacher  School Picture

Gabriella Rustici

3rd Grade Teacher

"If I had to sum up Smithville in one word, it would be "excellence" because of the power we instill in pursuing success both in and outside of the classroom. The Warrior family is the place to be!"

Sam Aviles, Instructional Assistant  School Picture

Sam Aviles

Instructional Assistant

"I enjoy working for the Smithville School District because of the amount of support given from other staff members in my building and the teamwork atmosphere we all share in. "

Al'Taurus Mason, Behavior Interventionist School Picture

Al'Taurus Mason

Behavior Interventionist

"If I had to use one word to describe the Smithville School District, it would be passionate. I enjoy the sense of pride and unity in the Smithville School District. We stand out from other school districts because of "The Family" type environment."