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Excellent With Distinction!

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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



April is here. Start of track season and final preparation for the last round of state tests. Dates to be aware of:

April 8th- Father/Daughter dance for 5th grade.

April 12th- Track home opener. McDonald, Lowellville, Heartland. Field events 4:30 and running at 5:00.

April 14th through 17th- Easter Vacation.

April 19th- Track at home. South Range, Western Reserve, Heartland. Field events 4:30 and running at 5:00.

April 21st- NJHS induction ceremony at 1:15 in CHS auditorium.

April 26th- Track at Crestview. Clippers, Crestview, Wellsville.

April 27th- SSMS to YSU English Festival.

April 28th-Track at Crestview for County Meet.

April 30th- Clipper baseball at PNC Park @ 2:30.

NOTE. May 2nd will begin the 2nd round of State Testing.


Have a great month and 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.

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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