School Closure

On Friday, May 25, 2018, SMES held the Title 1 Stakeholder meeting for the 2018-2019 school year. Twenty individuals attended the meeting and helped develop the following items: School-Parent Compact, Parent Family Engagement Plan and the SMES Action Plans. Please open and read through the documents listed below and submit suggestions by emailing Dr. Robert Narvell at

FY19 SMES PFEP for revision 52518.pdf

FY19 SMES Action Plan Elem 52518.pdf

FY19 SMES School-Parent Compact draft 52518.pdf

About Us

St. Marys Elementary

Welcome to St. Marys Elementary
Home of the SMES Sharks

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. St. Marys Elementary School(SMES) continues to out-perform the state and RESA district on end of the year assessments. We are dedicated to upholding that tradition and will continue to meet the needs of students through a variety of strategies and scheduling options. We are extremely excited about working with each of you and your children to provide the best educational experience possible. We are committed to fulfill our school's mission of preparing all of our students to become lifelong learners and positive contributors to society. SMES teachers and staff work diligently to plan effective instruction to help students acquire the skills needed to achieve mastery of the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Enrichment opportunities in the arts, technology, STEM civic organizations and health and fitness contribute to the "whole child".

We believe parental involvement is crucial to success and there are many ways that parents can become involved. We invite parents to join our PTO, attend school functions, and volunteer in the school. Working together, we can create a team of support for each of our students. Please feel free to call us at any time if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in the upcoming school year.

Principal Rhonda Lee and the Faculty and Staff of SMES

 Three Sharks

St. Marys Sharks Always Remember to:
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
and Be Safe

St. Marys Elementary School
600 Osborne St.
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-882-4839
Fax: 912-882-9200

School Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Doors Open at 7:50 AM
Extended Day Care Available 6:30 AM -8:30 AM

Rhona Lee
Mrs. Rhonda Lee

Dr. Narvell
Dr. Robert Narvell
Teaching and Learning Specialist

Mr. Spencer
Mr. Walter Spencer
Guidance Counselor

Student Handbook


      Counselor's Corner
School Counselor
Mr. Spencer would like to share some information with parents and students that may be beneficial to the child's overall well-being. Please take a moment and review the information linked below.

Click Here

Mrs. Lee
Congratulations to Mrs. Lee for being voted the "Best of Camden County 2017"

Superintendent's Family Engagement Month Letter 2017

Superintendent's Family Engagement Month Letter 2017_Spanish

St. Marys Elementary School Temporary Contract Service Tutor

Temporary positions are available for a tutor with Early Childhood certification or a pass rate in Early Childhood on the GACE. Interested candidates should contact Rhonda Lee directly for details 912-882-4839 or