South Sumter


Welcome to South Sumter High School

  • Welcome to South Sumter High School where student success and academic achievement is our top priority. The faculty and staff at South Sumter High School are committed to providing our students with a caring and encouraging environment to facilitate their academic accomplishments.


    We are pleased to offer our students a wide range of curricular and extra curricular programs. We offer many Career & Technical Education classes and invite you to explore this area on our web site.


    We encourage and invite parents to stay involved in their child's education throughout the high school years. Our guidance counselors are very knowledgable and welcome the chance to sit down with you about your child's goals.
    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am to 4:00pm 
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  • Math Field Day

    Individual awards

     Alg 1 Ayla Freeman 2nd place

    Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan 1st place

    Alg 2 Matthew Maggio 1st place

    Advanced math Tyler Lillo 2nd place

    Advanced math Lizbeth Cruz Garcia 1st place


    Team awards

    Alg 1 team won 1st place

    Alg 2 team won 1st place

    Advance team won 1st place



    Combo awards

    Alg 1 Karsyn Hogan

    Alg 2 Matthew Maggio


    Advanced math Tyler Lillo
    (Tyler also had the highest overall combo score out of everybody)

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    Band Solo & Ensemble


    Karrah Christensen – Flute Solo – SUPERIOR


    Karrah Christenson, Aiden Judge, Jackson Akins, & Samantha Smith – Woodwind Quartet – EXCELLENT


    Meghan Miller, Logan Brown, Bryttoni Schickert, & Kyle Gorham – Trumpet Quartet – EXCELLENT


    Blake Fontana – Mallet Solo – SUPERIOR


    Logan Brown – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT


    Victoria Dudeck & Dylan Ivey – Percussion Duet – SUPERIOR


    Alex Tomberlin – Alto Sax Solo – SUPERIOR


    Meghan Miller – Trumpet Solo – EXCELLENT


    Victoria Dudeck, Gracie Daugherty, Travis Burkes, Blake Fontana,
    Dylan Ivey, Kyle Bray, & Nathaniel Gant – Percussion Choir – EXCELLENT


    Kaitlyn Evans, Bryttoni Schickert, Logan Brown,
    Davion Nolden, & Kyle Gorham – Brass Quintet – EXCELLENT


    Aiden Judge – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT


    Kaitlyn Evans – Flute Solo – EXCELLENT


    Christian Arellano – Tenor Sax Solo – EXCELLENT


    Samantha Smith – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR


    Kellie Knight – Flag Solo – SUPERIOR


    D’Anne Gorman – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT


    Alexis Willis – Flag Solo – EXCELLENT


    The following students will be performing their solos at the state level at the end of March:

    Karrah Christensen, Alex Tomberlin, Samantha Smith, & Kellie Knight.

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  • Regional Science Fair 


    Regional Science Fair

    February 10th was a GREAT night for South Sumter Raiders!! We sent 8 projects to the regional fair and all 8 are 1ST PLACE WINNERS!!!. We are the only school to have accomplished this from all of Marion and Sumter.

    Six of these projects will head to compete at the state science fair in Lakeland.

    State team

    Alyssa Sanchez

    Carson Wells

    Emily Hough

    Casey Ryan

    Colby Pitts

    Joey Cilenti

    Johnathan Bressette

    Jorge Guillen


    HUGE Congratulations to our Intel ISEF team that will travel to Los Angeles, California

    to compete against projects from 76 countries!!

    Carson Wells

    Emily Hough

    Casey Ryan

    Joey Cilenti


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  • Naval Science Cadets Orienteering Team 

    Congratulations to the Naval Science Cadets Orienteering team for their
    1st place at the Withlacoochee State Forest Orienteering Competition on
    Saturday, February 11, 2017!

    Naval Science Cadets

























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  • HOSA Competition Winners


     HOSA Regionals


    Please congratulate our SSHS Health Occupation

    Students of America Competition Winners:

    Cloey S.- 4th place Family Medicine Knowledge Test

    Antonio H.- 3rd Place Sports Medicine

    Shayne M., Ana G. and Rosa A.- 2nd Place HOSA Bowl team

    Ricki N.- 2nd Place Medical Spelling

    Emily C., Shayne M., Sofiya C. and Lizbeth C. will advance

    to state in the Health Care Issues Exam competition.

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  • 2016-2017 FBLA District Competition Winners

    FBLA District Awards  

    Andy A. – 1st place Introduction to Information Technology

    Natasha B.- 1st place Introduction to Business Communications

    Tyler C. – 1st place Sports & Entertainment Management

    Andrea C. – 1st place Business Law

    Ginette C. – 1st place Impromptu Speaking

    Lizbeth C. – 1st place Business Calculations

    Marques D. – 1st place Sports & Entertainment Management

    Alexandria F. – 1st place Introduction to Business Procedures

    Ana G. – 1st place Job Interview

    Jorge G. – 1st place Business Communications

    Hailey H. – 2nd place Business Communications

    Antonio H. – 1st place Health Care Administration

    Jayde H. – 3rd place Introduction to Business Communications

    Katrina L. – 2nd place Job Interview

    Casey L. – 1st place Advertising

    Mathew M. – 1st place Spreadsheet Applications

    Luke M. – 2nd place Advertising

    Darsh P. – 1st place Entrepreneurship

    Colby P. - 1st place Entrepreneurship

    Husena R. – 3rd place FBLA Principles & Procedures

    Kaley R. – 3rd place Public Speaking I

    Pablo R. – 1st place Cyber Security

    Amari R. – 1st place FBLA Principles & Procedures

    Daniel S. – 1st place Public Speaking I

    Hanna S. – 2nd place Organizational Leadership

    Madison Y. – 3rd place Organizational Leadership


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    FAFSA Infomation


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    ON SEPTEMBER 9th, there was a program to honor our past, present & future students of the military. SSHS students and staff met in the gym for an honors program. THE PUBLIC was invited to join in honoring of our military of South Sumter. A flag was flown over the PENTAGON this past summer (JULY 4th) in their honor and was presented at the program.


    Operation Honor


    Operation Honor


    Operation Honor






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  • MyCareerShines

    Florida's comprehensive education and career planning system, allows students to assess their interests, explore careers, plan for education, and prepare for jobs. The online planning tool helps students make a plan which keeps them on the right path toward success in school and life after graduation. And the best part, MyCareerShines is funded by the state of Florida and FREE for everyone! Go to to get started.


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    NEW - SSHS DRESS CODE 2016-2017


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  • NEW - SSHS BELL SCHEDULE 2016-2017



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  • R.E.D.

     Raider Entrepreneur Dreams


    Congratulate the following winners of the Raider Entrepreneur Dreams (R.E.D.) competition. Thursday, April 28th the five finalist went into the “Shark Tank” live event and all did a great job at “pitching” their business idea. Although all were winners as the cash prizes ranged from $50 for 5th place to $1,000 for first.


    Fifth Place: “Stir All” with Ally Liddington

    Fourth Place: “Mowsall” with Kevin Bedgood and Gabe Lucero

    Third Place: “ M&P Products” with Kicah Lanham and Payton Cline

    Second Place to “BlueDream” with Shaylin Johns and Brittany Grant


    FIRST PLACE was “CP Tech Solutions” with Colby Pitts



    Pictured above: Judges and MC - William





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    SSHS Mission Statement


    South Sumter High School, in partnership with its stakeholders, is committed to providing a systemic, comprehensive educational program to educate, enhance, encourage, and empower all students to achieve their personal, social, educational, and career/life goals. It is a program developed according to professional standards and appropriate models of best practices in the field of education. Learning environments will be physically and psychologically healthy and safe, managed by professionally trained and certified staff. With a commitment to individual uniqueness and maximum development of human potential, the ultimate goal of the program is for students to graduate with the competencies necessary to make self-directed, realistic, and responsible decisions and to become productive workers, lifelong learners and successful contributors to society.



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    Vision Statement


    At South Sumter High School we adhere to the belief that all students can learn. Working as a team, our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program that assists all students in acquiring the critical skills for lifelong learning and success.

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  • Sumter School District Controlled Open Enrollment

    The Sumter District Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) program provides an opportunity for students to attend a school of their choice outside the student’s assigned zoned school, as long as the requested school is not at permanent program capacity and does not violate the class size amendment. The parent/guardian of students wishing to attend a school outside their zoned area must submit a COE Application to the Sumter County School Board during the established open enrollment periods. Submitting an application does not guarantee that the student will be approved to transfer to the requested school of choice. If approved, the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation.

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Great Things Are Happening In Sumter District Schools

  • Big Springs Regional Science Fair

    The 2017 Big Springs Regional Science Fair brought out the best and brightest middle and high school students to discuss their science research, experimental designs, and interesting conclusions with a host of judges from a variety of professions. Sumter County students joined the competition with students from Marion and Levy Counties.

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  • Notice of School Board Meeting Cancellation

    The Board Meeting scheduled for March 21, 2017 has been cancelled.

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  • AVID Students Perfect the Art of Public Speaking!

    On February 2, 2017AVID students joined together to participate in the 5th Annual Sumter County AVID Speech Contest. The top contenders to compete were: Sydney Bagony, Katie Olsen, Anel Paniagua, Krisha Patel, Taqouia Schroeder, and Carnyla Williams (middle school category); Sarah Fazekas, Ariana Hernandez, Baily Huttel, Emily McDonald, Alexia Morgan and Kaley Razo (9-10th grade high school category); and Brandon Clark, Manuel Miranda, Kari Niblack, Lauren Schoeneman, McKenna Wright, Caris Vogel (11-12th grade high school category).

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  • School Board Meeting Schedule and Locations Set for the New Year

    The Sumter County School Board unanimously approved a revised 2017 School Board meeting schedule at the January School Board meeting. Meetings are generally scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of every month. Long time Board Member Haydn Evans brought up the idea of resuming quarterly meetings in Wildwood. Superintendent Rick Shirley said, “We aim to serve the public in the most user friendly way possible and we hope these meeting locations make it easier for the public to attend and be involved.”

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  • Hour of Code

    Students in Sumter County schools participated in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week and were among tens of millions of people around the world to take part in the largest learning event in history. More than 3,000 students from all grades in Sumter completed at least one Hour of Code. Students and teachers chose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up using desktop computers, laptops, interactive white boards, Promethean tables and iPads.

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  • Sumter STEM Vision-Are You In?

    Sumter teachers are leading the state in instructional practices that promote STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) learning as a result of their year-long involvement and intensive training through the Lake and Sumter Math Science Partnership grant

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  • Art in the Capitol Middle School Competition Results

    Middle school students from across the county submitted original pieces of art to the district’s first ever Art in the Capitol competition. “The pieces included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs.

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  • Art in the Capitol Middle School Competition

    The Sumter County school district is hosting an Art in the Capitol competition for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. All public, charter, private and homeschool students are eligible to participate. All entries are due Monday, November 29, 2016.

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  • Harnessing Technology to Enhance Student Learning

    A digital classroom is one of many important tools to help our students be successful in today’s rapidly changing global society. Schools in Sumter County have secured the electronic infrastructure needed for breakthroughs in digital learning, thanks to the support of Superintendent Rick Shirley and the Sumter County School Board.

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  • Sumter Students are Earning Industry Certifications at a Higher Rate than Ever Before

    Exciting news! At a time when workforce demands for technical skills and industry certification are at an all-time high, the schools in Sumter County have increased the number of students earning industry-relevant credentials by twenty-five percent (25%) with 203 industry certifications awarded this school year!

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