Smith Road Elementary Addition + Renovation
The mission of the North Syracuse Central School District: "We will raise the standards for all students, close the gap for those who struggle, and prepare every child to succeed in college, career, and as global citizens."
Smith Road Elementary was an overcrowded school that hadn’t been renovated since it was built in 1956. Ventilation systems hadn’t been updated in over 50 years, the roof and walls leaked and handicap accessibility was minimal. These were just a few of the major renovation needs of this elementary school in the North Syracuse Central School District.
Back to the Vision
Prepare every child to succeed... that’s exactly what community members had in mind as they overwhelmingly approved the $16.9 million addition and renovation project at Smith Road Elementary.
First-rate Learning Environment
Each morning, students are welcomed at the schools’ new entry area and canopy which has been designed to improve safety and efficiency as parent drop off and pick up points are now separate from bus traffic.
As the school day begins, all students enter newly renovated classrooms ready to engage in challenging and meaningful work. Every existing classroom has been renovated, each with new doors, ceilings, whiteboards, cabinets, countertops, paint, window shades and more storage units.
The new larger library media center and computer lab promotes early literacy by housing more books and integrates technology across all curricular areas. While new art and music classrooms spark creativity. Special education and academic intervention services are now conducted in their own classrooms vs. the cafeteria and auditorium.
In addition to classroom improvements, the existing building's heating and ventilation, plumbing, and electrical services have all been upgraded.