Smithville School District, in conjunction with EGL Association, is now accepting applications for Superintendent of Schools. This position begins July 1, 2023.  For more information or to apply, please email Destry Brown at




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.



2020 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

Football players lined up at practice



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 are committed to raising the bar everyday. One-to-one technology allows us to provide rich and engaging learning opportunities for our students. We envision students using their District device to gain 21st Century, real-world skills through facilitation and differentiation of their own learning. Providing students with this opportunity will allow students to continuously prepare for college and the workforce.


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.

Benefits Package

Optional Benefits

Medical Insurance - Cigna

Dental Insurance - Cigna

$10,000 Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Holiday Pay

Accumulative Sick Days*

Accumulative Personal Days*

Accumulative Vacation Days*

Defined Benefit Plan - Public School

Retirement Systems of Missouri

Access to Consiglio Wellness Center

Teacher Mentor Program

Athletic Conference Passes

Vision Insurance - VSP

Flexible Spending Account for Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent Care

Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance (includes cancer)

Accidental Insurance

Hospital Indemnity

Optional Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Long-term Care with Life Benefit

403(b)/457(b) - AIG

Legal & Identity Theft Services Plans - Legal Sheild

*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


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."

Hlly Anderson, Special Education School Picture

Holly Anderson

Special Education Teacher

"I love working for the Smithville School District because of the people. Smithville School District has a unique way of creating and fostering a school community that supports students, parents, and staff. I am proud to be part of a school that sees and understands the different strengths of all people!"

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."

Debbie Wilmes, District Nurse Coordinator School Picture

Debbie Wilmes

District Nurse Coordinator

"Smithville School District meets all the needs of students individually. In other words, no student is left behind. I enjoy coming to school everyday."