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Points of Jacket Pride

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We've got a good thing going! Check out some of the reasons we have Yellow Jacket Pride!

Our students have access to programs, activities, and services that allow them to achieve success in the classroom, on stage, at the game, and in the community.

We are proud of our many curriculum offerings, as well as the great accomplishments of our students. The success of our students is a reflection of the quality of education our staff continues to provide. 

Our teachers’ continued efforts to embrace and implement new programs and state mandates are the reason why our district is able to make progress. The district looks to the future as it embraces the ever-changing landscape of education by maintaining financial stability, strong leadership, and quality education.

An 8th grade boy plays the viola in an orchestra classroom setting.
Group of students gather for Senior Sunrise event on the football field; sunrise taking place behind them!

At A Glance

3,300+

Student Enrollment

Our district is made up of approximately 3,300 students, 6 schools, 200 teachers, and 150 support staff such as aides, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, and secretaries. Each school also has a security officer or SRO and a trained emergency response team for student and staff safety.

70+

Extracurricular Activities
Starting as early as fifth and sixth grade, we offer our students a variety of boys, girls, and co-ed sports and provide our students the opportunity to become members and leaders of clubs. Students may also choose to become involved in our highly successful music program by taking band, choir, or orchestra.

300

Preschool Students

Early childhood education lays the groundwork for the development of a lifelong learner. Whittier Early Childhood Center staff strive to support the whole child by providing learning opportunities in all areas of development including social-emotional skills and academic foundations.

25

CCP & AP Courses
Sidney High School offers its students more than 25 college credit plus and advanced placement courses, allowing students to take and earn credit for college-level courses while staying at Sidney High School. Some students are able to obtain an associate's degree in tandem with their high school diploma.

It is the mission of Sidney City Schools to inspire, empower, and prepare our students for their best future. Our vision is to meet the needs of all students in a safe, respectful, and responsible learning community.

High schoolers - Cartier Thompson and Marley Coons hold Americanism + Government State Winners plaque

Student Achievement

Americanism & Government Test State Winner

Cartier Thompson and Marley Coons, Class of 2027

Thompson and Coons are the latest in a long line of state winners at SHS. Since 1970, Sidney High School has had an impressive 39 state winners, with 28 of those winners since 2005, and at least one state winner yearly since 2009.

 
Athletic State Qualifiers
2021-2022

Baden Brewer, Jaden Humphrey, Jahvon Lloyd, Jarrett Payne — Swimming

Jarrett Payne — Swimming

Garrett Guinther — Pole Vault

Josie Davis — Wrestling

 
2022-2023

Jarrett Payne — Swimming

Keaton Fischer — Bowling

Josie Davis — Wrestling

Garrett Guinther — Pole Vault

 

2023-2024

Jarrett Payne — Swimming (2024 State Champion in 200 IM and 100 Fly)

Garrett Guinther — Pole Vault (State Runner-Up)

Luke Carter — Shot Put

Business Professionals of America
2022-2023

BPA Members who placed at State:

  • Brooklyn Koester- Prepared Speech- Placed 13th
  • Grace Work-Steenrod- Java Programming- Placed 15th
  • Ivan Spencer- C++ Programming- Placed 6th
  • Parker Slaven- C++ Programming- Placed 13th

BPA Members who place at State and qualified for Nationals:

  • Thomas Sibert- Java Programming- Placed 9th & Web Application Team- Currently ranked in the top 10 of the nation
  • Ethan Weldy- C# Programming- placed 13th & Web Application Team- Currently ranked in the top 10 of the nation
  • Joshua Wise- C# Programming- placed 6th & Web Application Team- Currently ranked in the top 10 of the nation
  • Danny Orr- Python Programming- placed 3rd & Web Application Team- Currently ranked in the top 10 of the nation

BPA Members who qualified for Nationals only:

Gilbert Quiantance: Web Applications Team- Currently ranked in the top 10 of the nation

Associate's Degree at Graduation

Lexee Brewer, Chase Hall, and Thomas Sibert from the Class of 2023 earned their associate’s degrees from Edison State Community College in addition to their high school diplomas at the time of graduation

Summa Cum Laude

Sidney High School recognizes the highest performing seniors with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Students receiving this distinction must attain a minimum 4.25 cumulative GPA and meet the criteria for an honors diploma from the State of Ohio.

Fourteen members of the SHS Class of 2023 earned the Summa Cum Laude distinction including Joe Asbill, Zoe Bladen, Alexandra Blatter, Andrew Bonifas, Anna Brady, Lexee Brewer, Cambry Cox, Krista Fields, Madison Garber, Thomas Sibert, Connor Simpson, Alessandria Stockton, Myles Vordemark, and Lily Wiford.

Music Honors

Solo & Ensemble

Choir

Ady Luginbill - Superior Rating , Class A, 2023
Lily Wiford - Superior Rating, Class A, 2023
Hayden Ball - Excellent Rating, Class A, 2023
Lainey Luginbill - Excellent Rating, Class A, 2023

Band

Anika Arcikauskas - Excellent Rating, Class B, Marimba, 2023
Mason Winkleman - Excellent Rating, Class A, Piano, 2023

SMS earns Momentum Award from Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

SMS earns Momentum Award

Sidney City Schools is proud to share that Sidney Middle School has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (ODEW) for achieving the Momentum Award for its results on the 2022-2023 state report card. 

The Momentum Award is for districts and buildings that have demonstrated outstanding improvement in achievement while also continuing to show growth. The momentum award is for districts and buildings that have improved their performance index by 3 or more points from the 2021-2022 report card to the 2022-2023 report card AND received a value-added progress rating of 4 or more stars. 

Sidney Is A Spirit

We are fortunate to be a part of the dynamic community of Sidney! We are a hands-on community. Actors of kindness. Doers. Leaders looking to mentor the next generation forward.

Residents of all ages can choose from a number of recreational activities, public arts programs, concerts, and celebrations. Vibrant downtown Sidney boasts fine dining, shopping, and plentiful entertainment experiences. Our community celebrates the outdoors with the vast 226-acre Tawawa Park and neighborhood parks system. Sidney is the trailhead to the Great Miami Riverway. 

Industry opportunities are endless. Some of the best-advanced manufacturing, engineering, and agriculture-based jobs in the state can be found in Sidney and surrounding Shelby County.

There is truth to the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” At Sidney City Schools, we know our schools are a pillar of our community and the involvement of our community in our schools is vital. These institutions and organizations are some who work with our schools to help make our community a better place to live.