Welcome to South Side Middle School
Excellent With Distinction!

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South Side Middle School

Principal: Mr. David Buzzard



2016 Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School.

2014 School of Promise and
High Performing School of Honor

2013 High-Performing School of Honor



2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015

"EXCELLENT WITH DISTINCTION" Rating by the Ohio Dept. of Education for the 2010 and 2012 school years.

SSMS has been selected as a SCHOOL OF PROMISE by the Dept. of Education. 1 of 160 school buildings in the state.

Clipper Chronicle
New - Student Newspaper

March 2016

Athletic Schedules can now be
found at the new
Columbiana Schools Athletics Page


Visit our new PTO Website


2016-2017 Student Supply List

Teacher Pages

South Side Middle School houses grades 5-8, offering full inclusion of regular, gifted and special education students, as well as, extra and co- curricular activities. We strive to do our best to take good care of your children and help educate them to become productive people and responsible citizens.


Congratulations to South Side Middle School!

The Ohio Department of Education has named SSMS
both a School of Promise and a
High Performing School of Honor
based on our 2014 Ohio School Report Card
Click here
to view the letter from Dr. Richard A Ross



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Ohio Department of Education


Notes from Mr. B.

As we roll into the month of October, the staff at SSMS would like to thank everyone for your help in getting our school year off to such a great start. We will begin the month with Spirit Week whic is organized by the SSMS cheerleaders. We will have a theme every day and on Thursday we will have the SSMS fall sports pep rally to support all of our fall sport's teams. We sqeezed many of our disruptions into September to allow for a stretch of uninterrupted school days lasting all the way up to Thanksgiving. Dates to remember are:

Oct. 5th- Volleyball begins tourney play at home at 5:00PM.

Oct. 6th- Fall sports pep rally at 2:00. Football at Springfield @ 5:00. Second round of volleyball tournaments...site TBD.

Oct. 13th- Football closes the season at home vs. Lisbon @ 5:00.

Clipper Sports- Games, locations and times can be found on the district calendar.

As always.....go Clippers

Mr. B.

Congratulations SSMS-High Performing School of Honor

South Side Middle School was recently named a High Performing School of Honor.

This distinciton is based on the 2012-2013 local report card.

Only 37 schools have been honored with this distinction in the state.


Congratulations to SSMS-School of Promise

South Side Middle School - School of Promise
Click here to read the letter from the Ohio Department of Education

South Side Middle School Earns "Excellent with Distinction"

South Side Middle School Staff
Congratulations to our SSMS Staff on a job well done!



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