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Minneapolis Southwest High School is an authorized IB World School

3414 West 47th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410

Dr. Michael Favor
New Principal Announcement

Read a letter from Associate Superintendent Carla Steinbach announcing Dr. Michael Favor as the new principal of Southwest High School.

Senior “Anchors Away” Graduation Party Saturday, June 2 (9:45pm) - Sunday, June 3 (5:00am)
Register your senior today for this SWHS tradition at or with the paper registration form mailed home with graduation information before spring break. Registration forms are also available in the office, at the Graduation Information Quick Link on this site, or by emailing Spanish and Somali versions also available. Registration is $60 and this includes transportation to and from the venue (Chaska Community Center), food, and activities all night long. Scholarships are available; contact Visit our Facebook page for more information at


Tickets to this year's Senior "Anchors Away" Graduation Party will be the hottest ticket in town. Get ahead of the curve and buy one for your senior today! Tickets available now Senior Graduation Party Tickets.


PTSO Meeting - May 29th

Please come to the Southwest PTSO

No need to be a member, no need to be a parent, everyone is welcome: student, teacher, staff, or community member!  Please come to our "Last meeting of 2017-18 / First meeting of 2018-19"!

Tuesday 5/29 at 6pm in Room 209.

To put your name on the PTSO list and fill out a mini survey, please follow this link

Last Day for students - June 6

Southwest High School students will attend their last day of school on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  All staff (licensed & non-licensed) will participate in on site professional development on June 7&8, 2018. Grading day (last day) for teachers is June 11, 2018.  More details to come.


Southwest Leadership Council Parent/Family Representative

As a Community Partnership School (CPS), Southwest maintains a decision-making body made up of stakeholders known as the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council is responsible for hearing proposals from committees, discussing important issues within the school including the budget and equity,  ensuring that Southwest is constantly striving towards achieving its ultimate goal: ensuring that every student achieves their personal best. The Leadership Council is made up of 13 members that include staff, administration, families, and students. We are looking for 1 parents representative and three alternates who have the same responsibilities and commitments as the parent representative.  We also need parents for the committee representatives.

Quick Links
Graduation Information

Graduation is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Mariucci Arena at 4:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

More Info here

Video Taping Our Graduation
Production services for Minneapolis Public Schools graduation ceremonies are being provided by All graduations will play throughout the summer on MPS Cable Channel 15 and simulcast on the internet. DVD copies of the program can be ordered from

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3414 W 47th St.
Mpls, MN 55410