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Samantha Smith Elementary School

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<p>It is fitting, in a sense, that an elementary school bears the name of a girl who wrote to a Soviet leader in the 1980s and asked whether he wanted a war with the United States. That simple, straightforward question from Samantha Smith led to global attention on peace and the Lake Washington School District to name a school after her.</p>
<p>The school was home to 550 K-6 students in October 2009. Of that number, 284 were boys and 266 were girls. The school's 31 teachers had, on average, nearly 11 years of experience and 61 percent of the faculty had master's degrees.</p> <p>While students at Smith, which opened in 1988, have done well on standardized tests, administrators are emphasizing literacy, math, science and technology programs.</p> <p>Dolphins are the school's mascots. Similar to other schools in the district, Smith's PTSA helps organize various enrichment programs, including martial arts, drama and choir.</p> <p>The school's <a href="http://www.lwsd.org/Schools/District-Map/Pages/Default.aspx?mapType=El">attendance boundaries</a> stretch from Lake Sammamish in the southwest, north of Southeast 8th Street and north along 228th Avenue Northeast. If Smith students stay in the district, they will attend Inglewood Jr. High School and Eastlake High School.</p>
23305 NE 14th St, Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-2710
  • Fax: 425-836-8258
  • Hours: Mon - Tue, 8:30am - 3pm; Wed, 8:30am - 1:30pm; Thu - Fri, 8:30am - 3pm; Sat - Sun, closed
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