Mission Statement

The mission of R.C. LaPerche Elementary School, as an inclusive learning community devoted to high standards and best teaching practices for all students, is to inspire life-long learning and to develop responsible, self-confident children capable of effective communication and problem solving, through a collaboration of parents, teachers, students, and the community, which fosters a safe, respectful environment, recognizing diversity and individuality.

Communication Guide for Families

Communication between home and school is a high priority in the Smithfield Public Schools. Ongoing communication and shared resources among parents and teachers is a core value of the Smithfield Public Schools, and we, as parents, teachers, administrators, share the responsibility of modeling for our children the process of working together and of teaching the benefits of open and honest communication.


Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Smithfield Public School system. Our school is dedicated to Raymond C. LaPerche, a former teacher, principal and superintendent in the Smithfield Public Schools for 41 years. LaPerche first opened its doors in 1968 and presently serves students in kindergarten to grade five.