School Basics

About B.J. Smith Elementary 

B.J. Smith Elementary has been serving students since opening its doors in 1998. Our campus is named after a former member of Mesquite ISD’s Board of Trustees who served in his position for nine years. Mr. Smith is also a former mayor of the city of Mesquite who was passionate about promoting positive relationships between the district, the city, and the community. 

Today, the campus serves approximately 500 students. Smith Elementary is proudly part of the Berry Middle School and John Horn High School feeder pattern. 


Our Feeder Pattern

Our Principal 

Mrs. Stacy Bennett is going into her 11th year of education and 3rd year with Mesquite ISD. She has served as an assistant principal 2 years in Mesquite at Tisinger Elementary and 2 years prior as an Assistant Principal at Ferris Junior High in Ferris ISD. Before this, she served as a Science teacher lead at Winfree Academy in Grand Prairie, TX. 

Mrs. Bennett is passionate about providing students with tools they need to be successful academically, socially and emotionally. Our students are our future and deserve the greatest educational experience in a safe and loving environment as they grow to make contributions in our world. 

As a mother of 3, she is continuously seeking to lead in a way that would grant all students great opportunities & memorable experiences just as she would hope for own children. She hopes that students learn that excellence doesn’t have to be a destination but striving for it is a valuable journey.

Campus Administration 

Terry Callaway
Assistant Principal

Mariah Collier

Samira Hernandez

HB3 Board Goals

HB3 requires school boards to adopt detailed plans developed by their management teams that achieve goals in two key areas:

  1. Early childhood literacy and mathematics (EC-LM) proficiency
  2. College, career, and military readiness (CCMR)

School boards must review the progress of each plan at least annually at a public meeting. These goals will be posted on the district website for the district level goals and on each campus website for the campus level goals once approved. The Board of Trustees approved these goals at the May 9, 2022, meeting. To view a downloadable, printable document containing these goals, click on the following button.

Mesquite ISD 3rd Grade Reading/Math and CCMR Board Goals

Contact Us

Smith Elementary

2300 Mesquite Valley Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 882-7080

Supply Lists

2022-23 School Hours

Elementary School Day
7:55 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Elementary Early Release
12:30 p.m.
Morning 3-year-old Pre-K
7:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon 3-year-old Pre-K 
11:55 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Full Day 4-year-old Pre-K
7:55 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

School Health Advisory Council

Title 1 Information

Parent Right to Know - English

Parent Right to Know - Spanish

A copy of the Campus Improvement Plan is available for review in the school office upon request.