Welcome to Southwest School
The mission of Southwest School is to ensure that all students acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to realize their potential and become productive and responsible citizens of a changing world.
Southwest Elementary School is located in the southwest quadrant of Grand Rapids at 6th Ave. and 7th St. SW, just 3 blocks north of the Golf Course Road. We are one of three District 318 elementary schools in Grand Rapids (with a fourth one in Cohasset). We have approximately 380 students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. All grades attend school five days a week, with early release for teacher meetings every Wednesday at 2:15. Students are assigned to buildings by our Central Enrollment office based upon the area where you live and space availability.
After many years, Southwest finally qualified for Title I services in 2010-11. This federally funded program provides support in reading and math skill development for students who need it. Schools qualify for funding based on the number of free and reduced lunch participants. Therefore, all potentially eligible familes are strongly encouraged to apply for the meal program.
Parent involvement in our school is a critical factor to our success. We strongly encourage volunteerism at school and parent support at home to help kids be successful. Parents are welcome to join their kids for lunch with advanced notice.
601 SW 7th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-5890 x42000
Fax: 218-327-5891 x42001
Ken DeCoster, Principal
Geraldene Kilpatrick, Secretary