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).

SWMS Spring Music Concerts

The SWMS Spring Music Concerts are on Thursday, May 26th.  A change for our concerts will be that the 6th grade concert will begin at 6:00 PM and the 7th grade concert will start at 7:30 PM.  Please plan on coming out to support our student as they show off their musical talents.  We look forward to seeing you at SWMS on May 26th.

Incoming 6th Grader Parent Meeting (PDF, 856.45 KB)

On Monday, May 23rd, at 6:30 PM, we hosted an Informational Meeting for incoming 6th grade students and their parents in the Little Theater at SWMS.  Attached you will find the PowerPoint from that meeting.

6th Graders at MN History Museum (JPG, 1.84 MB)

May 20, 2016

The SWMS 6th Graders went to the MN History Museum in the Twin Cities on May 20th.  They enjoyed a day of learning and experiencing everything from the tornado house exhibit, plane exhibit, mine exhibit to seeing one of the famous outfits of Prince on display.  It was a full day of learning with so many things there to see.

SWMS Spring Mock Trial

May 5, 2016

On May 5th, fourteen 6th grade students from Southwest Middle School participated in a Mock Trial at the Freeborn County Courthouse.