A Word From Our Principal

Welcome to Pickwick Southside! Our school motto, “where every child is someone special” is a shared vision with all of our facility and staff and is a driving force to ensure success for our students.  Pickwick Southside strives to provide a family-like atmosphere.  Having small classes enables our staff to know each student and meet their individual needs on a daily basis.  It is a privilege to have your child as a member of our Southside family.

-Jennifer Burks, Principal at Pickwick Southside

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Our Culture at Pickwick Southside

As a rural school just minutes from Pickwick Lake, we offer a vibrant, well-bonded culture.  We offer great stability for our students as we offer grades from Pre-K all the way to 8th grade before a student must transition.  We also have a wonderful teacher to student ratio and our classroom enrollments are smaller than average, offering a great learning environment in which are students create a great bond through their years at Pickwick Southside.  It also means our students have more opportunities to grow and lead whether it be in the classroom, in athletics, or in our range of clubs we offer.  Our parents also enjoy and appreciate the foundation and learning experience their children receive, and most of our teachers are passionate alumni.

An Eagle View








2019-2020 Middle School Football Team

2021 Eagles Football Schedule

2020-2021 Cheerleading Squad

2019 – 2020 Lady Eagles Softball

2021 Lady Eagles Softball Schedule

2020-2021 Basketball Teams

2020-2021 Basketball Schedule

2020-2021 Volleyball Team

2020-2021 Volleyball schedule

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Pickwick Southside School hosted the Harlem Wizards for a special event.  The Harlem Wizards faced off against some of Hardin County School’s finest.  Guidance Counselor, Bellis May, organized the special event and we our so proud of her efforts.  We are also so glad to have hosted the Wizards, as this was an amazing event for our school and community.  Fun was had by all!

Pickwick Southside Elementary School has the most phenomenal learning environment I have ever experienced. I am a retired educator and also caregiver of my grandson who is a student here. I have been in this school as a substitute teacher and also as a parent and I have observed the dedication of this staff to their students. Each staff member from the custodial staff to the administrators works to build a safe and nurturing learning community. This staff sincerely cares and works as a team for each student to reach their potential.
Patti Rickman | Shiloh, Tennessee
I would highly recommend Pickwick Southside School! My children have all attended this school and have been educated well! Truly a school filled with caring educators. It is a place where everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Pickwick Southside School is like a family working towards a common goal of quality education.
Diana Alfano

Nested in Excellence

At Pickwick Southside, we teach our students to always strive for excellence.  By achieving new goals, completing milestones, and stretching for the next level of achievement, we are preparing our students to soar in success.  Our teacher to student ratio allows our teachers to nurture and develop our students in a way that isn’t possible at a larger school.  This responsibility isn’t taken lightly by our teachers, as they constantly challenge themselves to be well diversified in all subjects to give each and every student an advantage as they proceed from grade level to grade level.

Success Stories

My name is Dr. Ronnie Fullwood and I graduated from Pickwick Southside High School in 1973. At that time, Pickwick South Side included grades 1 – 12, and I attended all 12 years in that wonderful rural school. What great memories! Since the school was quite small, we all were just like one big family and the very caring teachers there would often work with students one on one. I even remember some of my classmates in elementary school that would fall behind academically and they would go to the teachers’ home during the summer to “catch up” with their school work.

I recall a very dedicated science and math teacher in high school: Mrs. Lewell Lee, and how well she prepared me for my pre-med degree in college. Mrs. Lee could teach biology, chemistry, and trigonometry as well as any college professor anywhere in the country. I received a double BS Degree in biology and chemistry from Lambuth College in 1977. With my academic background from Pickwick Southside and Lambuth College, I was able to continue my studies and ultimately receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1981.

I currently practice dentistry in Selmer, Tennessee, raise black angus cattle on our family farm in Shiloh Tennessee, and after many years, continue to enjoy re-enacting Civil War history as a hobby.

Dr. Ronnie Fullwood (Dentist)

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