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Willie Ray Smith Sr. was a Southeast Texas educator and state football icon. He began his coaching career in 1942 at Dunbar High School in Lufkin, Texas. After coaching for four years, Coach Smith went to Orange Wallace where he coached until 1957. In 1957, he began an eighteen-year coaching career at Charlton-Pollard High School in Beaumont. Coach Smith retired from coaching in 1976 after winning 235 games with a 'tough discipline' philosophy. He was instrumental in establishing the Beaumont area as a formidable football region. During his 33 season career, he won two state championships.
Building on the standard of excellence emblazoned by our school's namesake, students at the Willie Ray Smith Technology Magnet Middle School are preparing themselves for careers in the 21st century. Smith's programs prepare students to succeed in all fields. Students graduating from Smith's Magnet Program leave prepared for further studies at the high school level. They receive high school credits and advanced status as they enter high school. The magnet curriculum integrates advanced technology into specific courses and students experience hands-on training and learning
Smith is the only middle school in Beaumont that is evolving to a 1 to 1 technology program with iPads issued to each student and teacher for educational use.
Dedication to Education, Determination to Succeed, Trusting the Process
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