Back To School !

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM EDT

By WKBW News

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Students in the Buffalo Public School system headed back to class Wednesday.

Channel 7's Eyewitness News This Morning was with outgoing Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Williams as he toured Southside Elementary with Jaclyn Asztalos.

Here is some information on the school from the district website:

Southside Elementary is part of the Buffalo School District that is regarded as one of the premier urban school systems in New York State. Serving 38,000 students in nearly 70 facilities, the district strives to bring exemplary teaching practices and unparalleled opportunities to its diverse student population.

Southside Elementary is, the largest elementary school in the Buffalo Public School District and offers over 1200 students in grades Pre-K through 8 a safe and quality education.

The mission of Southside Elementary is to create a school environment that promotes high academic achievement for all students by collaborating with faculty, students, parents and the community.

To connect with the Buffalo Public Schools website, head to the "news links" section of