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Smith-Barnes Elementary School is located in the city of Stockbridge, in Henry County, Georgia, one of the most rapidly growing counties in the United States.   Although currently housed in a modern facility, the school has a rich history.  

Smith-Barnes Elementary first opened its doors in the fall of 1955.  The school was constructed to replace the outdated Stockbridge Rosenwald School, which was one of thousands built in the rural South in the early part of the twentieth century to educate young African - Americans.  These schools were built with funding from the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. established by one of the early presidents of Sears & Roebuck.  

Smith - Barnes Elementary sits on 15 acres of land, six of which were donated by Mr. Lenard Smith, an African-American leader in the community at that time.  His wife had been principal of the Rosenwald school.  Smith-Barnes Elementary takes its name from the Smith family and the name of its first principal, Ms. Rena Barnes.  

Our building was completely renovated in 1996, adding more classrooms and the latest technological facilities.  The warm and caring climate of the school is reflected in the low faculty turnover and widespread parental involvement.

Principal Mrs. Christine Anderson
Grades 4th & 5th
Motto Every Child, Every Day - No excuses
Enrollment 357
School Colors Blue, Gray & White
Mascot Bears
Average Class Size 21
Hours 7:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Georgia Accrediting Commission     
Partners in Education
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Smith - Barnes Elementary School
147 Tye Street
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

Phone:  770/474-4066
Fax:  770/474-0039

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