Welcome to Southwest Middle School located in beautiful Albert Lea, Minnesota. Our school serves learners in sixth and seventh grades providing a well-rounded curriculum and many opportunities for achievement. Our grade levels are divided into educational teams to enhance students' academic experiences and our staff utilize the PLC Model and School-Wide Intervention Times to make sound educational decisions for all of our students. Southwest Middle School is the first Blue Zone Certified School in Minnesota and a winner of the MASSP Silver Star of Innovation Award (2015).

6th Grade Mock Trial

Southwest Middle School is proud to announce the first ever 6th grade Mock Trial program. Twelve students were guided through the ten day program concluding March 15.

SWMS MCA Testing Information 2016 (PDF, 496.03 KB)

Southwest Middle School's  2016 MCA Testing Schedule and a Special Testing Edition Counselor's Corner newsletter with additional test information and helpful parenting tips to assist your middle school student prepare for testing.