Principal's Message

Dear Southside family,

It is a privilege to serve as principal of Southside High School. I welcome you to our 2022-2023 academic year. I would like to extend a special welcome to our new students and a “welcome back” to our returning students. My vision for Southside High School is to create world-class educational opportunities that prepare college and career ready graduates.

An AVID high school, students are supported through an elective course where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college academic coaching, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.

As an IB high school, our IB program is a rigorous, two-year, comprehensive curriculum for grades 11 and 12 that seeks to prepare students for postsecondary study through courses and instructional techniques that emphasize critical thinking, effective self-expression, and application of knowledge. Our strong tradition of academic excellence prepares students for college and beyond. Students taking AP and/or IB classes and especially those who earn the IB Diploma are competitive for scholarships and impress college admissions counselors. Our strong tradition of academic excellence prepares students for college and beyond.

 Our door is open and we welcome every opportunity to work with you. 

Dr. Andre M. Dukes

Southside Administration Team (AT)

The SHS Administrative Team (AT)  works in a professional learning community for the purpose of school operations, academics, safety measures, and teacher and staff hiring. This group of leaders meet weekly to examine school data, evaluate school programs, and develop programs to enhance or improve student achievement and school culture.

The following are the 2022-22 Administrative Team (AT) 

Dr. Andre M. Dukes - Principal

Angel Stepp - Admin.

Dr. Christpher Emerson - Admin.

Greg Montjoy - Admin 

David Rushton - Admin 

Eric Means - Freshman Academy Coordinator 

Faith DiAngelis - Instructional Coach

Dr. Kendra Byrd - Instructional Coach 

Dr. Julie McGaha - Innovative Programs Coordinator 

Dr. Stephanie Zimmerman- Director of School Counseling 

Andre M. Dukes, Principal