Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, 2017

All Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, for both students and staff, due to continued power outages at multiple schools and poor travel conditions on secondary roads in the northern part of the county.

About Smyrna Elementary School

The property for the school was assembled from 3 different owners:

  • The City of Smyrna
  • Halpern Enterprises
  • Robert and Jennifer Young

The majority of the property was purchased from Halpern Enterprises, owners of the former Belmont Hills Shopping Center property which was located on the corner of Windy Hill Rd. and Atlanta Rd. in Smyrna. The area that is now the Smyrna ES playfields, extending to Ward St., was once the Smyrna Commons apartment complex. The natural area bordering the school was owned by the Young family and was purchased by the School District. Smyrna ES also abuts the north and east side of Campbell High School.

A new road has been constructed for access to the new school. Halpern Enterprises constructed the new road and the roundabout starting at Fleming St. and ending just west of the roundabout. The city of Smyrna built the section of road starting at Ward St. and connected it with the portion of the road that Halpern built. The school is centered on the roundabout.

The school has 61 instructional units and can house 962 students. It is a 2-story facility. Kindergarten and Primary classrooms are housed on the first floor, and Intermediate classrooms are on the second floor. It has 143,107 square feet. It is the first LEED certified school in the Cobb County School District.

 A school garden has been established and will be supported by students, staff and community volunteers.

There is a natural area on the campus adjacent to Fleming St. that is a dedicated conservation area. In this natural area, there is a gazebo and a walking trail to access it.

The playfields for the elementary school are fenced and have access controls on the gate. After school hours and weekends, the public will be allowed access to the fields. During school hours, the gate will remain locked. There is also an open space between the playfields and Ward St. that will be accessible by the public.

Photo Progress of the school's construction.