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.

School Improvement


School Improvement Plan for LaPerche 2016-2018
Our four focused goals consist of:
   Increasing opportunities for teachers to integrate technology throughout the curriculum to enhance student learning.
   Increasing opportunities for teachers to develop instructional strategies and assessment practices.
   All staff will work towards communicating more effectively within the school community.


   Providing opportunities for students to demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.








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.