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South Side Middle School

South Side Middle School
720 Columbiana-Waterford Road
Phone: 330-482-5354
Fax: 330-482-6332

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



Ohio Department of Education



May has started with a flurry of testing. Make-up tests should be finished by May 9th. There will still be 3 weeks of school left with plenty of work to do. Please reaffirm with your kids that school is not over and there is plenty of work to do. Special dates to keep in mind:

May 10th: ITCL Track Championships (White Division) at home. 4:30 will start field events.

May 10th: 5th grade trip to the Skate Zone.

May 12th and 13th- 8th grade trip to NY.

May 15th to 17th- 6th grade to Camp Fitch.

May 18th- 5th and 6th grade Choir Concert.

May 18th- 8th grade formal dance.

May 19th- Speaker provided by the Elks.

May 19th- Dixon 4th grade visits.

May 19th- 7th grade to Cedar Point.

May 23rd- 7th and 8th grade Choir Concert.

May 23rd- DI winners to globals inTenn.

May 24th- Marching Band info. meeting.

May 25th- Last day for students. 6th grade "Decades Projects" demonstrations in the cafe.

May 26th- Summer Vacation Begins. Relax and have a great summer. See you in August!!!!


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.

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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