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South Side Middle School

Principal: Mr. David Buzzard



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

"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.

Athletic Schedules

Please note all schedules are tentative

SSMS Basketball - Boys - Girls





2014-2015 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



This Day in History

Homework Help

Ohio Department of Education


Notes from Mr. B.

Important dates are now listed on the calendar contained on this web page.

Greetings from the desk of Mr. Buzzard:


HAPPY NEW YEAR! It is the hope of the SSMS staff that 2015 brings both you and us a joyous and successful year. School begins again on January 5th. We will have 2 full weeks and be at the half way point of the school year as the 2nd nine weeks comes to an end on January 16th. The 16th also brings us the start of a long weekend as we will not have school on the 19th for Martin Luther King Day.

The 3rd nine weeks will begin on the 20th and we will begin final preparations for our first round ever of the new PARCC state tests in February. We will be giving more information next month on the procedures and dates of testing.

January will also bring us some bad weather. Let us know if you have any problems receiving information through our all call system. Our first 5 snow days will be as they have always been with no work assigned. Snow days 6,7,and 8 (if we have them) will be blizzard bag days with the students be given work to do in place of going to school extra days in the summer. Any days over 8 may require days being added on at the end of the year.

Stay warm and be safe. Spring will be here before you know it!


As always......Go Clips!!!!

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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