The Sidney City School District serves the City of Sidney and the Villages of Port Jefferson and Maplewood. Sidney Middle School is a building that serves students in grades 5-8. The school year is divided into two semesters, with four 9 week grading periods. The school day runs from 7:30AM to 2:45PM. Students are able to earn high school credit in Physical Education and Algebra. SMS is accredited in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Education and is a member of the Miami Valley League and Ohio High School Athletic Association in athletics.
Sidney Middle School has 64 professionally trained, certified staff members, and 25 classified staff members. Approximately 77% of the teaching staff have master's degrees with about half of the staff with master's degrees having additional post-graduate work beyond the master's level.
Sidney Middle School is a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility that opened its doors in 2004. The building is designed in three wings, which house each grade level in a separate area. SMS is home to four advanced technology computer labs, a full media/library center, and dedicated special education classrooms to meet the needs of all students. The facility offers two large gymnasiums, a weight room, three full-size music rooms, modern science labs, and a tiered auditeria with stage, sound system, and production lighting.
Student clubs include Breakfast Club, Student Council, Battle of the Books, and Yearbook. Sports include football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, fastpitch, baseball, and cheerleading. Student activities include: Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, incentive programs, music concerts, and Student Council sponsored after-school dances.
Sidney Middle School staff provide opportunities for students to explore and deepen college and career knowledge and skills necessary for academic planning and goal setting. Workforce Academy, in partnership with local business and industry, is offered to all 7th- and 8th-grade students.