Southside Elementary School, located in Blairs, Va., is affiliated with the Pittsylvania County Schools. It provides a variety of educational and cocurricular programs to more than 400 students in prekindergarten through grade five. It offers various programs, including English, arts, music, science, social studies, mathematics and physical education. The school is Virginia Standard of Learning-approved and offers special and computer education. It also provides Success for All reading program, which is a research-based curriculum that groups students from various classes and grade levels by reading ability. Southside Elementary School has a parent-teacher association that focuses on increasing awareness and participation in curriculum and policy development, by enhancing communication between home and school.