About South Side High School

  • Mission and Vision

    Mission Statement: South Side High School's mission is to create and maintain a safe learning environment around a comprehensive educational program that provides the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to achieve graduation, to continue education and to pursue a career.  


    Vision: The South Side High School Shared Vision Statement is that all students demonstrate exceptional achievement in their classwork, assessments, and benchmark tests. Teachers exhibit a variety of teaching methods in the classroom. 


    Beliefs: Click here for our statement of beliefs. 

  • School Colors and Mascot 

    Our school colors are BLACK and WHITE, with an accent color of RED. Our mascot is the Hawk. Go Hawks!

    "Today is a great day to be a Hawk!"



    South Side was the site of the first consolidation in the Madison County System back in 1956 when Pinson, Malesus, J.B. Young and Mercer came together. In 1977 Beech Bluff sent the majority of its high school students to South Side as well. Our school family increased even more with the closing of West High School in 1992 and the consolidation of the Jackson and Madison County School Systems. 

    South Side is situated on 32 acres at the intersection of Hwy. 45 South and Harts Bridge Road. The campus consists of five buildings, a 2,000 seat football stadium, concessions and a TSSAA regulation-sized field, two gymnasiums, and a softball field. In 1997-98 South Side High School and South Side High School Booster Club built a new baseball field. 

    The student population of South Side is under 1,000, and serving these young people is a professional staff of over seventy. We are especially proud of our support from the South Side community, most of whom went to school here themselves. The community takes pride in the professional and vocational success of its graduates who range from industrial labor to middle management, to engineers, lawyers, doctors, and politicians. This pride among faculty, students, and the community provides a strong foundation on which to build a solid future at South Side High School. 


    School Handbook

    Check out the 2020-2021 edition of Wing Tips.  Wing Tips is our school handbook and includes the policies and procedures of our school.  


    It's Great Day to Be a Hawk!  Here's why!


    PIE Partners

    Our Partners in Education (PIE Partners) are:

    • Tennova Healthcare
    • PCA (Packaging Corporation of America)
    • TN National Guard
    • Chick-Fil-A (Old Hickory Mall location)

    These businesses donate time, funds, and support to South Side High School. Thank you, PIE Partners!

    Logos for Pie Partners



    School Plan

    Click here for our school's Title I School Compact 2020-2021.


    Click here for our school's Title I Parent and Community Engagement Plan.   



Fast Facts

South Side High School Building