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Smethport Area Elementary School
Support the Child, Develop the Student
Front of Smethport Elementary School building and three happy girls in the classroom

Support the Child and Develop the Student

Welcome to Smethport Area Elementary School, home of the Hubbers! We serve the families of students from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade in Smethport, Pennsylvania. 

Please take some time to get to know our school and our staff members, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

An Important Message from Our Superintendent

February 12, 2024

Dear Parents, Caregivers, Families, and Students,

I am reaching out to inform you that this morning (February 12,) during a routine check of the parking lots, a hunting shotgun was found in plain sight in a car in the student parking lot at Smethport Area School District.

School administration immediately investigated and were assisted by the Smethport Borough police and McKean County district attorney’s office. We immediately looked into this concern and identified the student. The student was cooperative and confirmed there was a firearm in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched, and it was confirmed that a firearm was inside the vehicle.

Weapons of any kind are prohibited on school property by state law and board policy.

At no point were there any issues, concerns, or any indication of an immediate threat to our school campus.

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to take the appropriate measures to ensure our schools are safe. We appreciate the support of SASD staff, Smethport Borough police, and the McKean County district attorney’s office as we create and maintain the level of safety that we want for our school

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students.

All the best,

Mr. Brice N. Benson
Superintendent of Schools

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome back to a new school year at Smethport Elementary! We are thrilled to be embarking on another exciting educational journey with our students and families.

This year, we have an array of exciting learning opportunities and events planned for our students. Our dedicated team of teachers has designed a comprehensive curriculum that is both engaging and challenging, ensuring that your child receives a well-rounded education. From interactive classroom activities to field trips and special events, we aim to create a stimulating learning environment that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for learning.

We understand that each child is unique and has individual strengths and areas for growth. Our teachers are committed to providing personalized instruction and support to meet the diverse needs of our students. We will regularly assess their progress and communicate with you about their achievements and areas that require attention. Together, we can help them reach their fullest potential.

Let us work together to make this a fantastic and rewarding year for your child. We look forward to partnering with you in providing the best possible education for your child's future.


Ms. Kristin Zona

Ms. Kristin Zona