Southwest High School Profile 

3414 West 47th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55410

CEEB Code: 241680


Main Phone: 612.668.3030

Main Fax: 612.668.3080

College Counseling Office: 612.668.3050

College and Career Center: 612.668.3065

International Baccalaureate Office: 612.668.3059

Athletic Director: 612.668.3035

Accreditation: NCA and MN Dept of Ed

Affiliations: NACAC, MACAC, ASCA, MSCA

"Inspiring Excellence in Arts and Academics"




Southwest High, part of the Minneapolis Public Schools system, is a diverse urban high school serving over 1750 students in 9th through 12th grade. Over 25 different language groups are spoken by our English Language Learner (ELL) students. Southwest offers a full Diploma International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Advanced Placement courses and our extensive Special Education programs serve a variety of student needs. 30 % of our students meet federal poverty guidelines, qualifying them for free or reduced lunch. 89% of our students pursue post secondary education, with 68 % attending four-year colleges. Newsweek magazine has again identified Southwest High School as "One of American’s Best High Schools" 2005-2010.