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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



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Happy Holidays. We've had our first vacation as Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now we will have our 3 and a half week sprint to our Holiday vacation. These 3 weeks have a ton of activities for you to come out and enjoy. Hope to see you at some. Our listing of activities include:

Dec. 3rd- Wrestling opens the season at Northwest.

Dec. 5th- Basketball opens the season vs. Western Reserve. Boys home and girls away @ 5:00.

Dec. 7th- B-ball vs. EP. Boys at home and girls away @5:00.

Dec. 11th- 5th and 6th Band Concert @ 7:00 PM in the CHS auditorium.

Dec . 12th- B-ball vs. United. Girls at home and boys away @5:00.

Dec. 13th- BOE mtg. in the CHS media center @ 6:00 PM.

Dec. 13th- 8th grade NYC trip meeting at 8:00.

Dec. 13th- 5th and 6th grade Choir Concert at 7:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 14th- B-ball vs. Crestview. Boys home and girls away @5:00.

Dec. 15th- 7th and 8th grade Choir Concert at 7:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 16th- 6,7,8th grade dance in the SS cafeteria.

Dec. 18th- 7th, 8th and HS band concert @ 7:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Dec. 19th- B-ball vs. Sebring. Girls at home and boys away @ 5:00.

Dec. 20th- Last day before break. Heart Chase activities organized by Mr. Graham. Speaker at 12:30 to 1:30.

Dec. 21st-Jan. 2nd- Holiday vacation. ENJOY!!!

Jan. 3rd- Back to school.

From the entire SSMS staff..... Happy Holidays.

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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