South Elementary

Welcome to Dover South Elementary

 At South School, we take pride in providing a safe, positive and welcoming environment where all children have the opportunity to succeed.   We have a dedicated staff that puts the needs of students at the forefront of all they do.  

 Our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and programs including; Accelerated Reader, student council, band, “Takin it to the Schools”, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, orchestra, choir, Young Authors, and the County Math Tournament.  Students can also take advantage of our walking club and basketball club which are held before school.    During the 2017/2018 school year, we added a morning reading program for third grade students and we also expanded our after school intervention sessions to include enrichment opportunities.   These are just a few of the experiences that are available to our students at South.
It is a priority at South for students to learn the value of “giving back.” Our students participated in many service projects such as Relay for Life, Coats for kids, and Rainbow Connection’s coin challenge.   Our student council also sponsored several activities throughout the year including Spirit Days to raise money for a variety of charities.  

 Our “Recess Rally” was a HUGE success again this past year.  Our students, families and sponsors raised over $12,000 to make needed improvements.    We appreciate all of the families and community members that have continued to support this event.  Watch for the new additions and more improvements coming soon.  

 South School houses over 400 students in grades preschool through fifth grade. Our preschool program earned a 5 star rating, the highest possible, from The Ohio Department of Education for the second year in a row for providing a quality program for children ages 3-5. 

 In addition to the opportunities provided by our teachers and staff; our South School PTG provided many fun and educational activities such as assemblies, field trips, and Santa Shop just to name a few.   Thank you to our PTG for all they do.  

 We are looking forward to working together for another exciting and successful school year!
Tracie Murphy, Principal
South Elementary
(330) 364-7111
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