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Getting to Southwest

Southwest High School is located on the corner of West 47th Street and Chowen Avenue South, 3 blocks northeast of 50th Street and France Avenue. Southwest's football, soccer, and track stadium is located one block south of the high school at 48th Street and Abbott.

MTC Bus Routes

Routes serving Southwest High School are #6K or #6E on Xerxes Avenue #6F, #6B, or #6D on France Avenue. Call Metro Transit for bus fare information and schedules. We do not sell student bus passes.


Visitor and student parking at Southwest is available on the streets around Southwest with the following exceptions: all parking lots surrounding Southwest are school permit parking only. Please be aware of city-posted parking restrictions on 47th Street, Abbott, Beard, Chowen and Drew Avenues. Beard Avenue and Beard Circle to 46th Street are also restricted. Please respect our neighbors.

Building Entrance

Southwest is secured during the school day. Between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., students, staff, and visitors are to enter the building through Door 3 only, located on 47th Street between Chowen and Beard Avenues. Those who need wheelchair accessibility should enter through Door #5 off the Chowen Avenue parking lot.