Southside High School is the oldest and most successful IB school in South Carolina. Southside High School is one of the smallest public high school within Greenville County School District with an enrollment that fluctuates between 735 to 740 students.  Our IB Diploma Program serves approximately 21.5 % of the students of the age group eligible for the program, being a “school within a school model.”  Our educational program is academically challenging and built on high expectations. We offer a variety of programs: International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, Dual Credit, CTE, and College Preparatory. All of these programs are designed to meet the unique and individual needs and interests of each student.

Vision 

By 2023, 100% of our students will graduate from Southside High School: College, Career and Citizenship Ready.  

Mission 

To stimulate lifelong learning and to promote an understanding of community and curriculum standards by providing opportunities for students to apply acquired skills and by modeling desired behavior and attitudes. We will know students are learning and becoming productive, involved, caring citizens by maintaining data that chart their progress so we can provide various levels of intervention to guide students toward success.

Motto

Celebrating Diversity. United in Learning

Core Values

Relationships, Readiness, Relevance, and Responsiveness 

Our Goals for Students 

  1. Contribute to the well being of the school community by fostering a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment.
  2. Graduate high school in four years college and/or career ready
  3. Achieve and apply language and mathematical literacy