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Clifford H. Smart Middle School Logo
8500 Commerce Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382
Phone: (248) 956-3500
Fax: (248) 956-3505
Attendance: (248) 956-3510
Counseling: (248) 956-3520


Nayal Maktari

Nayal Maktari

Welcome to Clifford H. Smart Middle School!

The mission of the Clifford H. Smart Middle School community is to provide a nurturing environment which fosters high self-esteem and positive development of every individual's behaviors, attitudes, knowledge and well-being so that each may live a productive, satisfying life as a responsible member of our changing society.Clifford H. Smart Middle School serves almost 1,000 students in grades 6th through 8th. 

Principal Nayal Maktari, Assistant Principal Dan Holland, and Dean of Students Steve Spickard, work with over 75 faculty and staff to deliver a curriculum and extracurricular program that encompass high standards and values.

Main Office

The Clifford H. Smart Middle School main office is set up as with a "front" attendance office and a "back" administrative and counseling office. As you come to our school looking for assistance with various needs, please use the reference below to help make your visit enjoyable and efficient.

Administrative and Counseling Office

Secretary: Terri Szymanski | Phone: (248) 956-3500 

Counseling: Julie Smith | Phone: (248) 956-3520

  • Guest Teacher check-in
  • Administrator Appointments
  • Counseling appointments
  • Student Services/ Records
  • All payments/ Accounts Payable (field trip payments, pay to participate payments)
  • Small item lost and found (jewelry, glasses, phones, etc.)

Attendance Office

Secretary: Tonya Gray | Phone: (248) 956-3510

  • Student sign in and out 
  • All visitors sign in and out
  • Waiting area for all parent appointments
  • Drop off deliveries for students (placed on rear counter)
  • Homework pick up for absent students
  • General building deliveries
  • Athletics information (pay to participate forms, schedules, physical drop off , etc.)