Quick FactsPrincipal: Jameile Choice
Grade Levels: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
Trustee District: District 5
School Division/Feeder Pattern:
Schools Division 5 - Wilmer Hutchins High School Feeder Pattern
New Times, New Talent, New TechThe mission of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School is to be an outstanding school of choice where students are engaged in projects-based learning that develops 21st Century Skills supported by technology that prepares them for a competitive global society.About New Tech Network
A. Maceo Smith New Tech High is part of the New Tech Network, a nationwide network dedicated to helping high school students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for life, college and the 21st century workplace. Founded in Napa, California, the New Tech Network began as a partnership between the local high school and business leaders. The objective is to re-invent teaching and learning to ensure that all graduating students are truly prepared to meet the needs of the new, emerging economy. To date, the New Tech Network has successfully supported the transformation of 62 schools across the nation.School Colors - Blue & SilverMascot - FalconUniform colors -We will not utilize uniforms.Special Programs:Digital Graphics
Project Based Learning
AVIDE I F (Education is Freedom)
Clubs/Extracurricular Activities:All clubs meet alternating Fridays, and some meet on other days.
National Honor SocietyStudent CouncilChess ClubDebatePerforming Arts
About A. Maceo Smith:
Antonio Maceo Smith was born in Texarkana, Texas, on April 16,1903, to Howell and Winnie Smith. He attended public schools in Texarkana and earned a Bachelor of Arts at Fisk University in 1924, a Master of Business Administration at New York University in 1928, and pursued additional graduate studies in economics and business law at Columbia University. Early in his career, he owned an advertising agency in New York and real estate company in Texarkana. Smith moved to Dallas in 1932 and taught business administration in the Dallas Independent School District. He also served as publisher of The Dallas Express, a weekly newspaper. In 1933, Smith became the first executive secretary of the Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed deputy director of the Hall of Negro Life at the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936. In 1937, he became an administrative aide with the Federal Housing Administration. In 1939, Smith was appointed regional relations advisor for the United States Housing Authority in Region VI. Often referred to as Mr. Civil Rights_ or Mr. Organization_ of Texas, Smith was a life-long activist in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Texas. He was a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and a devoted member of New Hope Baptist Church. He passed away on Dec. 19, 1977. In 1985, A. Maceo Smith High School was named in honor of Smith's contributions to the city of Dallas and civil rights efforts for all African Americans.