• Our Mission

    Southside Elementary School strives for excellence to prepare students to succeed in a challenging world tomorrow!

    Our Vision

    Our goal at Southside Elementary School is to instill in our young people the skills and desire to become life-long learners. By working cooperatively with the home and community, our purpose is to educate the children that we serve. This education will encompass all facets of the total development of the child-intellectual, mental, physical, emotional, and social development. Differences in levels at which each student functions are notes, and instruction is individualized as much as possible within the guidelines of our Richmond County Curriculum and the Georgia Performance Standards.

    Southside Elementary, with it's administrators, teachers, support personnel, and parent volunteers, strives to provide education in a warm, positive, and caring climate conductive to promoting learning at its highest potential. Parents and community members are encouraged to offer help and suggestions to the school that would also contribute to the development of the total child. 

    The purpose of Southside Elementary is to provide a challenging education for young people ranging in ages four through twelve and to produce students who can think for themselves, make good choices, and solve problems that will confront them as they move to the middle grades.

    The purpose of Southside Elementary, with it's high but reasonable expectations, is to educate to the best of its ability so students will become the healthy, responsible, resourceful citizens of tomorrow.


    Our Beliefs

    • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.

    • Students' learning needs should be the primary focus for all decisions impacting the work of the school.

    • Students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts.

    • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

    • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

    • Exceptional students (e.g., special education, limited English proficiency, talented and gifted, etc.) require special services and resources.

    • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

    • The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if the school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.