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South Side Elementary School

Est. 1919

Kaytee Jones, Principal

School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Half Days: 8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1011 Southwest Avenue

Johnson City, TN 37604

Phone: (423) 434-5290

Fax: (423) 434-5291

Mission Statement


Our mission is to enable all students to achieve academic growth in core subjects as well as develop social responsibility and self-worth.

Vision Statement

Our vision for South Side School is that it will be a place where children’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and aesthetic needs are assessed and met in a caring way. We will strive to enable each learner to develop according to his/her individual potential and to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for successful lifelong experiences

South Side Beliefs

  • Learning – All children can learn and deserve a learning environment in which they become owners of their learning.

  • Instruction – Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional strategies that support their learning style.

  • Assessment – Assessment is an integral part of learning and guides the school improvement process.

  • Decision Making – Decisions are made based on all available data in order to provide a meaningful education for all students, and one in which children learn how to think, to develop as responsible citizens, and to become lifelong learners.

  • Policy – School stakeholders, guided by the site-based council, follow all local policies as outlined in the school handbook and system policy manual.


We welcome you to South Side Elementary School! We invite you to be a partner in creating and maintaining the best educational environment possible.