Calloway-Smith Middle School
The mission statement of Calloway-Smith Middle School is to provide a quality education in a safe, clean, and nurturing environment. We will inspire, motivate, and produce avid learners who exceed high expectations in our multi-cultural society.
Calloway-Smith Middle School's vision is to empower students with knowledge to become academically, socially, and technologically advanced; serving as a model for other low achieving schools, while involving strong parental and community support, which will allow our students to develop entrepreneurial qualities as they evolve into citizens of character and integrity.
About The School
Dr. Samuel T. Calloway, Jr., was born in Mobile, Alabama in July 22, 1931, as the son of Samuel T. Calloway, Sr. and Ideal Greene Calloway. His father was a laborer at Brookley Fields and his mother was a homemaker. Dr. Calloway received his early education in the Mobile County Public School System. He attended W.H. Council Elementary School, Emerson School, and was a graduate of Dunbar High School in 1947. After graduation he attended the Mobile Branch of Alabama State College and Alabama State in Montgomery, where he received his Bachelor's degree in education in 1951, and his Master's degree from Tuskegee Institute in 1960. In furthering his education he studied at Iowa State University, University of Nevada, and finally his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 1976. Calloway served in the military from June 26, 1951 to June 26, 1955. He retired as a U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant after 18 years of active reserve.
Dr. Calloway started his teaching career with the Mobile Public School System as a science and math teacher at Dunbar from 1955 and 1963 and at St. Elmo from 1963 to 1965 where he served as an assistant principal.
Dr. Calloway retired from the Mobile Public School System in 1986. He died June 24, 1991 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.
Bishop William Milton Smith was born in Stockton, Alabama on December 18, 1912, the youngest of 5 children of George and Elizabeth Cooper Smith. His early education was received at Vaughn School in his hometown of Stockton. He attended Dunbar High School in Mobile, Lomax-Hannon Junior College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education. He furthered his education by attending classes at Livingstone College, Hood Theology in Dallas, Texas. He served as a pastor for several years before he was elected the 65th bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1960.
Bishop Smith had an exclusive history of community involvement being president of the Alabama State NAACP, member of the board of directors of Commonwealth Bank, Gulf Federal Bank, United Fund of Mobile County, America's Junior Miss Program, Dearborn YMCA, Mobile Chamber of Commerce and one of the five founders of Mobile United. Bishop Smith died on April 12, 1995.
The Board of School Commissioners voted to name the new middle school in the historic DeTonti Square community in honor of these great giants.
The school is called Calloway-Smith Middle School
Established: August 1998
School Motto: "The School With Finesse"
School Colors: Maroon and Khaki
School District: District 4