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Excellent With Distinction!

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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

CHS Basketball (JV/Varsity) - Boys - Girls

SSMS Basketball - Boys - Girls

Wrestling - CHS - SSMS



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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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Notes from Mr. B.

February is here and the kids haven't had a snow day yet. Is there a snow storm coming or is this going to be one of those winters with temps well above normal. We shall see. Important dates this month:

Feb. 1st- Spelling Bee @ 1:00 in the CHS auditorium.

Feb. 10th- Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:00 to 9:00.

Feb. 11th- Dance sponsored by Student Govt.

Feb. 12th to Feb.15th- no school.


BASKETBALL- 2/1, Southern with girls at home and boys away. 2/3, McDonald with boys at home and girls away. 2/8, Crestview with boys at home and girls away. Tounaments begin week of 2/8.

WRESTLING- 2/6, @ Shadyside. 2/12 and 2/13, @ Liberty.

As always.....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.


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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