The only one who doesn't know you is YOU.
—Mr. Finn to Summer

The Other Side of Summer is the fifth episode in Season 3 of School of Rock. It premiered on August 5, 2017, to 1.32 million viewers on Nickelodeon, and in total amount, it aired to 1.64 million viewers.[1]


Summer has an identity crisis after getting her first 'B', and it is up to the band to make sure that the changes she is going through are not permanent.


Main Cast

Minor Cast

Guest Cast


  • This episode is also referred to as Cool for the Summer.
    • The second name for this episode refers to Demi Lovato's song, Cool for the Summer.
    • Ironically, Tomika's favorite music artist is Demi Lavato.
  • The official title of this episode refers to the song "The Other Side of Summer" by Elvis Costello.
  • This episode marks the first and only time that Summer becomes rebellious; hence, the title of the episode refers to when Summer has her identity crisis.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Vice Principal Sternhagen in the third season.
  • Zack and Lawrence now "share custody" of Freddy, meaning that he has the ability to move between their houses for a place to stay. This changes his living arrangements from Hold on Loosely, where Freddy stayed with Lawrence full-time.
  • It is revealed that Vice Principal Sternhagen is in charge of after-school detention.
  • This episode has the highest viewer amount of Season 3; with an audience of 1.64 million viewers.
    • This episode is also only one of the few episodes of Season 3 to get over one million viewers due to the lineup change from Saturday to Sunday.
  • The same night that this episode aired, the final episode of the third season of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn aired, which Jade Pettyjohn also starred in.



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