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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.

Clipper Chronicle
New - Student Newspaper

March 2016

Athletic Schedules

Please note all schedules are tentative

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2016-2017 Student Supply List

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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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Ohio Department of Education


Notes from Mr. B.

School's out, school's out, teacher let the bulls out. Happy summer. On behalf of the staff at SSMS, I would like to thank everyone for their effort and cooperation during the 2015-2016 school year and wish you a relaxing summer.

The SSMS office will be open from 8:00 to 3:00 during the weeks of June 6th and June 13th. During the weeks of June 20th and June 27th, I will be working and will be in the office the majority of the time should you need something. The office will be closed during the month of July and is scheduled to reopen on August 1st.


June 8th and 15th- Physicals at CHS from 1:00 to 5:30. Cost is $10:00. Checks should be made out to Mercy Health Physicians.

July 9th- Clipper football facilities golf outing. Contact Coach Spaite for details. 330-482-9867


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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