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).

Middle School Sports Information (PDF, 273.61 KB)

June 7, 2016

The information for Albert Lea Tiger Middle School Football and Volleyball (Grades 6-8) is now available.  Attached you will find the registration information and information from the Head Football Coach.  The schedules can be found on the ALHS Activities Calendar.  The online Fall Sports Registration link is open is from July 27th - August 10th.

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

May 26, 2016

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.

June Celebration of Awesomeness/Talent Show

June 2, 2016

Students/Teachers performed as part of the Annual Talent Show, the winners of the Patriot Pen Essay contest were announced, and Egg Roulette was done as the reward for the Spring Book Fair Goal being exceeded at the SWMS Celebration of Awesomeness on June 2nd. 

SWMS Spring Music Concerts

May 27, 2016

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.

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, and 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 experience.

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.