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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 254

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2701 S. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 623-7102
(520) 623-7125
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November 29, 2014
I attended this school 6-9th grade and it was the best experience ever! I originally needed to go to Sierra but there were too many students. My mom found SCS and I couldn't leave the school! The small class sizes make it easy to communicate with the teachers and ask for help, even having long time friends. I still keep in contact with my middle school friends and some teachers and staff. I had so many opportunities handed to me like being the student body president, going to field trips, and even earning a 500 scholarship! Not really sure how things are at the moment, but it was worthwhile. Keep in mind not all schools are perfect. There were some instances where the students get affected about what's going on with teachers and staff. But, it all works out in the end.

- submitted by a community member

November 13, 2014
This school is poorly managed and full of cronyism between the superintendent and teachers. There is a very high turnover rate of teachers, and many do not receive the classroom or curricular support they need to be efficient in their jobs and are relegated to the job of babysitter rather than instructor. Discipline is another issue; often, troublemaking students are not dealt with apropriately and are allowed to continue their behaviors with few repercussions. There are a few shining spots - the sports teams, for example, and many of the students but I simply cannot, in good conscience, give this school a good review.

- submitted by a community member

September 11, 2014
As a parent this school has gone down in how the school is ran they have no school pride the teachers dont care about there students teachers look misrable They never communicate with the parents we never know whats going on I have contacted the schools superintendent and her excuse for everything is she is hardly there well im sorry you dont know what's going on and the school is falling a part!!! Do not send your children to this school!!! Very hight turn over rate with teachers!!

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2013
Hi! I went to this school in 8th grade and I just wanna say my experience was pretty great. The teachers are all nice, helpful, and overall, very well educated. They all went to college, earned their bachelors, and even still attend teaching classes. I learned a lot over a short period of time being there. I actually learned more in one year at Southside than I did in two years at Utterback. The teachers actually want you to succeed and they do their very best in making it happen. The whole staff is great - from the elementary school teachers to the middle school teachers to the counselor, the principle and assistant principle, the librarian, even the lunch ladies and janitors. The food is not only free, but also very healthy and nutritious - unlike many other big-name schools. There's even a pomegranate tree in the back of the school which the students are allowed to eat from! Overall, very very great school. It's where I had my best memories, experiences, and grades. Don't underestimate it because of its size. Send your kid there!

- submitted by a community member

March 05, 2011
It seems odd to me that most of these entries read like they are written by staff members. In fact, the most recent entry prior to this one is identified as written by a teacher, and yet the grammar is appalling. I'm certain I don't want my students to attend a school where even the teachers seem to be lacking in literacy skills.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 10, 2010
we are actually a pre-k through 9th grade charter school now. we offer a free pre-k program to prepare students for kindergarten, free breakfast before school, and a free after-school program with snacks until 5:30 PM. we really care about our students and want to offer them all the resources they need to succeed. because we provide so many free services at our own expense, $20,000 would really help us in our endeavors to continue providing important resources for parents and students. thank you for your consideration!

- submitted by a teacher

July 03, 2010
I went to SCS in 7th & 8th grade. Before that I lived in Mexico. When 7th grade was over I noticed that my english language progressed a lot! In 8th grade I was able to write anything in english & translate long spanish poems into english & also perform them!. SCS has such great teachers, counselor, & just all the staff members are awesome. Southside gave me a lot of opportunities & my days there were never boring; it has many, many clubs where everyone can participate & enjoy them. I am sure that no kid would regret attending Southside Community School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 30, 2010
SCS offers many free programs for parents such as after-school care and mariachi lessons. The school is in the process of opening up a free preschool. We are also working to develop a parent-teacher association.

- submitted by a teacher

August 25, 2009
This is a great school. There are few schools that enhance student achievement in such a profound way. Teachers are sincerely interested in students.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2009
My kids loved the middle school summer program. They went on three trips, to a cave, a water recycle place and bowling. They all went to summer school even though it was not required because they love science. The science teacher here is a little strange, but they like him the best and he has really turned them on to science! The math teacher for summer school was great. There regular math teacher not so much.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2009
My boy in ninthe grade wishes he could go back to this school. My other boy is in 5th grade, he has one of the best teachers in Tucson and is looking forward to middle school at southside.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 02, 2009
This School is da Bomb! #1 You should of had added more grades from K-12. I love southside community school and K3v!n too!

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2008
the teachers are very committed, and helpful

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 22, 2008
Overall i think this school is great. Two of my children go there and enjoy it. The teachers are very talented and have good teaching degrees. The after-school activities are great and the tutoring is helpful for those who need it. The teachers, principal and Superintendant are very involved in everything and everyone knows everyone. Not a lot of parents are involved but I am, some use the after-school programs as daycare which I don't my children want to learn new things which I like.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2008
While no shcool is perfect, parents and kids are very happy at the school, and there is a waiting list in four of the elementary grades grades. The staff is very committed to providing a safe and excellent learnign environment.

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2007
Since starting at this school last year my kids love school, a first! They especially love the Science and new Art teacher. They have a great after school program

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2007
A good school trying its best in a tough environment. School has sports and clubs for students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 06, 2007
There are immense challenges facing the staff and community of this particular school. The high #s of English language learners attending this school and the overall socio economic factors in the overall mix, present large barriers to the success of the students in the hurdles they face on a daily basis. This school was founded to provide much needed attention to an area of Tucson where many of the kids were summarily rejected by other schools due to ethnicity, and cultural differences. Consider the underlying factors that a quick browse of this website does not reveal! Many in our community do not have computers. I ask the other 3oo parents to make comments on this website- The majority of comments will be very positive!

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2007
There is no parental involvement at this school. Seems more like a free babysitting location than a real school.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2007
This school is not a place to send your student is you want the best education for them. If you want high moral standards, a clean friendly environment with teachers and staff who care.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2007
I am a mddle school student and this is a great learning environment. The bully level is low and the teachers do the best to teach us. I am happy to be here.

- submitted by a student

March 16, 2007
Parents, don't send you kids here if you truly want a safe and caring learning environment. This is a school full of bullys.

- submitted by a student

February 20, 2007
I have 2 children at Southside Community School. They are receiving a good background for middle school and high school. They just started a tutoring program at the school that gives so many of the students the individual attention that they need. The staff truly cares about the students, and The school has a lot of extra things for the kids. They have a great computer program, art program, they have guitar classes, extra curricular sports, well balanced disciplinary practices, and my kids are doing very well there. My wife and I are very pleased with the clean and well kept facilities, and the individual attention our kids receive. Keep up the good work Southside!

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2007
Southside community school has a great Elementary Teaching staff who truly care about the students at the school. The rest of the school environment leave much to be desired.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2005
Southside tries to offer students many opportunities that they might otherwise not have access too. The school needs more parental involvement to help the students succeed, the parents need to remember that this is not just a place to drop off your kids to be watched while you work or play, that this is your childs education and future.

- submitted by a teacher

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Southside Community School
2701 S. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ  85713
(520) 623-7102
Last modified Southside Community School is a Charter school that serves grades K-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southside Community School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top