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Southwest High School

Southwest High School

Address: 3414 West 47th Street

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Edward Bennett

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone: 612.668.3030

Fax: 612.668.3080



Get to know us
Southwest High School prepares students to compete in a global market
Located in South Minneapolis’s Linden Hills neighborhood, Southwest values the richness that comes from a diversity of ideas, experiences, beliefs and backgrounds interacting within our community. Southwest is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a rigorous academic program to prepare students for college,career and life. Continuously ranked among the best high schools in Minnesota, Southwest challenges students to think critically and engage in their learning. Southwest is authorized in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP). The MYP programme for all 9th and 10th grade students provides a solid foundation of inquiry and critical thinking. In 11th grade students may opt to participate in either the CP programme, which focuses on a career pathway in business, computer science, graphic arts, or music, or the academically rigorous liberal arts-focused DP programme. Southwest also offers Advanced Placement courses and exams, available to students in grades 9-12, and concurrent enrollment options available via Mankato State University, Minneapolis College, and the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Southwest offers extensive Special Education programs. Southwest takes pride in providing open access to advanced courses to all students. 
Community school description
Community Schools

Community schools reflect the rich histories of our city’s unique neighborhoods and celebrate our students' diverse cultural backgrounds. Community schools provide high-quality academic programs with smooth academic pathways from elementary to through high school that build students’ skills and fuel their interests each step of the way.

  • IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), Careers Programme (IBCP), and Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • College credits through AP, CIS, PSEO, and others * Career prep classes in business, computer science, and health
  • World languages: French, Spanish, Japanese and ASL
  • Special Education services with specialized autism, developmental/cognitive and learning disability programming
  •  Mainstreamed and individual EL services
  • Athletics and after-school activities
  •  Celebrated fine arts programming

Transportation: High School Go-To Pass

Student Race School District
Native American 1% 5%
African American 23% 35%
Asian American 5% 5%
Hispanic American 8% 14%
White American 63% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 9% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 23% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 11% 15%
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English : 612.668.1840
Español: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700
Hmoob: 612.668.1840

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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1250 W. Broadway Ave., 55411
Ph: 612.668.1840
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