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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.

Visitor and Student Parking

Parking at Southwest is available on the streets around Southwest. 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. And remember, please respect our neighbors.

Building Entrance

Southwest is secured during the school day. Between 8:05 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., students, staff, and visitors are to enter the building through Door #1 only, located on 47th Street and Beard Avenue. Those who need wheelchair accessibility should enter through Door #5 off the Chowen Avenue parking lot.

Frequently Called Telephone Numbers

Attendance Line               612-668-3088

Athletic Office               612-668-3035

Counseling Office             612-668-3050

Career & College Center      612-668-3065

Community Ed.           612-668-3100

IB Office                         612-668-3059        

Main Office                      612-668-3030

Main Office Fax                   612-668-3080

Middle Years Office                612-668-3082

Nurse's Office                 612-668-3037

School Clinic                        612-668-3040

Social Worker – A-Z            612-668-3055

Social Worker – Life Skills   612-668-3067

Social Worker-Spec. Ed     612-668-3104

Staff voicemail numbers and email addresses may be obtained by going to

Lunch times are determined by the student’s 4th hour teacher. Only Juniors and Seniors are allowed off campus during lunchtimes. Privileges can be revoked if student is consistently returning late to campus.


PDF Student Handbook for 2021-2022   --  Handbook with rules, initial plans. Calendar subject to change. Always refer to the school google calendar on the website.