• Proud to be a South Side Hawk!


    Here at South Side High School, our strong sense of community and school pride lays the foundation for helping our students succeed. We provide a comprehensive educational program that prepares our students for success in many areas. One of our many unique offerings is a robust A/V program. Check out this video created by SSHS students which highlights some of the opportunities waiting for you at South Side! To view video on a mobile device, please rotate to landscape.

News & Announcements

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  • Happy Summer!

    We hope all of our students, faculty, and staff have a safe and fun summer!

    The SSHS office will close for the summer on May 30 and reopen to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year on July 17.  The office will be open from 7am-2:30pm and closed from 11-12 for lunch.  

    Teachers will report for inservice on July 31, 2018. 

    Students will have a half day on August 3.  Schedules will be mailed before this date for all students who registered online, toward the end of July. (5/22/18)


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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2018 


    Class of 2018

    Photo by Lisa Webb

     View the 2018 Graduation Ceremony, courtesy of HawkTV!

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    If you have not registered your child for the upcoming school year, it needs to be NOW.  Students that have not been registered online through Powerschool will not be scheduled for classes and not have a schedule when school resumes in August.  

    Parents/Guardians MUST have a Parent PowerSchool account to complete this process.  Student PowerSchool accounts do not have access to the registration materials.  If you do not have a Parent PowerSchool account, please email Starr Smith and she will send you your letter with directions on accessing PowerSchool and the registration page.  If you have questions, contact the school!


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  • South Side High School Parent and Family Engagement Plan

    South Side High School invites all parents and families to review our Parent and Family Engagement Plan for 2018-2019.


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  • Hawk Highlights

    • Congratulations to the track team members Makayla Transou and Javian Bray for a wonderful performances at the Division AAA Track and Field State Meet.  Javian finished 7th in the Discus Throw and 9th in the Shot Put.  Makayla finished 4th in the Long Jump.  Way to go Hawks!  Read more about the Sectional meet on the Track and Field page

    • Congratulations to Kelly Smythe!  Kelly entered the Lincoln Tech/MATCO High School Video Contest and Tool Box giveaway through Mr. Thomas Berry's Maintenance and Light Repair III class.  Kelly's video was selected as one of twelve winning videos from submissions throughout the United States!   We are proud of you Kelly! 

    • Congratulations to the Class of 2018 as they leave the Hawk's Nest.  We are proud of each and every one of you! 

    • Have a great summer!  See you on August 3!



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  • Visit the HawkTV YouTube page to see what South Side students say makes our school so special. Check the latest edition of HawkTV here!

Discover JMCSS


    Welcome to Jackson, Tennessee! Home of Blue Suede Shoes, Rockabilly and great barbecue! Also, Jackson is home to the Jackson-Madison County School System. In 2016, our Jackson-Madison County Schools are home to over 13,000 students that speak over 17 languages from very diverse backgrounds. Our district is home to nine elementary schools, three K-8 schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one magnet high school and one early college high school.

    Additionally, our district is also home to one Pre-K Center for the youngest citizens ages 2-4. Spend time visiting our school websites to see the unique educational offerings each school provides to the students of the Jackson-Madison County area.


    If you are new to our district, visit our Prospective Families page to learn more!