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In 1962 the Rhode Island Department of Education recommended building a high school
in the Town of Smithfield. This idea, applauded by teachers, parents and students,
became reality six months later on June 18, 1963 when the voters of Smithfield approved
the construction of our SHS.
Built on close to 60 acres in the middle of Apple Valley, Smithfield High School would
be the first senior high school in our community. Until that time, students who were
promoted into the ninth grade went to