About Smith

Welcome to the Smith Middle School About Smith Section

This section of our website is designed to provide students/parents/guardians with the resources they need to help their child be successful.  Special programs, contact information, required and optional forms, account links, and much more can be found in this section


Mr. Christian Mueller (Principal)

SMS Knightly News





Mrs. Kim Vergauwen (Assistant Principal)

Annual Report

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Smith Middle School

5835 Donaldson Dr. - Troy, MI 48085
Office:  (248) 823-4700
Attendance Line:  (248) 823-4701


Smith Middle School Knights

Counselors Corner

Meet our Counselors

Welcome to the Smith Middle School counseling page!
Counseling Appointments
Mrs. Hartenburg (A-L)
(248) 823-4762
Mr. Denyes (M-Z)
(248) 823-4761

Counseling Referrals

History of Smith

Smith opened as a junior high school in 1967. Because of budget constraints and construction problems, students had to share Baker Junior High School the first year. On September 3, 1968, Smith Junior High officially opened with 570 students, and John Acton was the first Principal. Our school was named for Dr. Rex B. Smith, Troy School District Superintendent from 1958 to 1969. Smith became a middle school when ... (Click on the pdf to read more)



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Mission, Vision, & Goals

Mission, Vision & Goals


The purpose of Smith Middle School is to ensure learning for all members of our school community.


Smith will be a safe environment where diversity is embraced, and the needs of the whole child are met through innovation and collaboration. With the resources available, the Smith community will strive to provide an engaging, challenging academic experience, while promoting a balance between emotional, academic, and social needs, contributing to the success of all students.

SMS Goals:

  • ·        All students will show growth in their ability to collect, organize, and analyze data as measured by the SEPUP science rubric.
  • ·        All students will demonstrate growth in their ability to source and analyze a document as measured by the social studies rubric for document-based questions.
  • ·        All students from Tier II Math Connections will show growth in their ability to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them as measured by the Tier II diagnostic interview.


Principal's Message

Welcome Back, Smith Knights!
This year, we are excited to welcome Mr. Christian Mueller as our new Principal of Smith Middle School.
Mr. Mueller started his education career as an Earth Science Teacher with the Chicago Public Schools in 2005. In 2006, he accepted a teaching position with Madison Public Schools where he later became an Assistant Principal in 2012. Mr. Mueller then moved to the Utica Community Schools, first as an Assistant Principal and currently serving the role of Middle School Principal. During his professional career, he has provided pivotal leadership on projects ranging from writing annual reports, compiling and managing data for school improvement and assessing district-wide curriculum.
Mr. Mueller has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wayne State University, Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University and an Educational Specialist in Leadership Degree from Oakland University. 
Please join us in giving Mr. Mueller a warm ONE Troy welcome to Smith Middle School.
We look forward to working with your child and having a successful year!

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