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Excellent With Distinction

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7th Grade
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Mr. Kibler

8th Grade
Mrs. Brown
Mr. Kibler
Mrs. Piriak
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South Side Middle School

Principal: Mr. David Buzzard



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.

Congratulations - 2012 SSMS Test Results ( official results are not in as of this time)

4th reading- 92%
4th math-90%
5th math-95%
5th reading-97%
5th science- 94%
6th reading- 93%
6th math- 97%
7th reading- 92%
7th math- 94%
8th reading-92%
8th math- 90%
8th science-84%


2014-2015 Student Supply List

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.




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Ohio Department of Education

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Congratulations to our SSMS Science Fair Students

All students received superior or excellent ratings. 

The following students qualified for state on May 10th:

Chris Squire

Richard Ulam

Morgann Brownlee

Emily Hitchcock

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


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

A big Clipper welcome back to all the students at SSMS.

Greetings from the desk of Mr. Buzzard:

At last we have made it to the best month of the school year......May. As we wind down the long school year we have many activities scheduled that show off our students hard work for the year. Please come out and see us and support our students. Our schedule for the month includes:

MAY 15th- 7th grade trip to the steel museum and planitarium.

May 19th- Dixon Visit.

May 22nd- Spring Choir Concert.

May 23rd- SSMS Talent Show, 1:15.

May 26th- No School, Memorial Day.

May 29th- Spring Formal Dance

May 30th- Awards day in the AM, Dance Party in the back lot in the PM.



Mr. B.

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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