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.

PTA Meeting, Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30/5th Grade Committee at 7:30

Please join us at our November PTA meeting at 6:30 at LaPerche.  Mrs. Dorsey, school principal, and Ms. Furtado, reading specialist, will present information about our STAR assessment administered to all students in grades K-5. 

5th Grade Committee Meeting will follow at 7:30 where we will discuss plans for our 5th Grade Pasta Dinner scheduled for Friday, December 11.


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.