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Southwest Senior High School Overview

3414 W 47th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 , Tel: +1 (612) 668-3030 Minneapolis Public School Dist.
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    Type: Public High School
    Grades: 9-12
  • 1725


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Southwest Senior High School Ratings & Reviews

September 14, 2016 Submitted by a community member
Our two daughters attended Southwest and graduated with the IB Diploma. They both attended Big Ten Universities and said they were more prepared for college than 95% of the other students in their classes. We couldn't be more pleased with the education they received at Southwest.. Why would you want to send you child to a private school when you have an excellent School in your neighborhood where students become prepared to handle life situations in the real world and receive a world class education at the same time.
August 23, 2014 Submitted by a parent
My son is a senior at Southwest. He has had an incredible experience at Southwest because of the great leadership (Dr. Bill Smith), great teachers and parents who care so much about this school. We live in the neighborhood and the school is such an anchor for the community. I'm not really pleased with the IB curricula but other than that, I am very pleased with the school and glad my son was able to attend Southwest. If you're looking at Minneapolis schools and trying to decide on the best, I wouldn't hesitate to send my child to this school--he or she will receive a great, well rounded education.
November 13, 2013 Submitted by a parent
It was okay. My daughter would have done well at any school, however. In regard to the IB program - it is a failure, considering what it is supposed to accomplish vs what AP can accomplish. In the end, they both have the same result. The problem with IB is that you have to actually GET the grad certificate for it to mean anything. And less than 5% do. My daughter's class had 200 IB students - at graduation, 7 of them received their diplomas. When considering the cost of the program, training & time needed to implement, it is, in fact, a failure. On the other hand, my daughter completed one full year of college before she graduated, no thanks to IB. She was in the Arts & Humanity side (when they had one) and she excelled as did many of her classmates. All IB courses were available to her - but so was a huge amount of everything else. She was confined and she was freer to explore her options.
February 18, 2012 Submitted by a parent
I am responding to comments from another parent. The IB program provides two opportunities. First, classes and exams can be taken for possible college credit, if sufficiently high scores are achieved. IB grades on both coursework and the exam score and I believe it more accurately reflects the student's work, where AP is solely based on the test score. Colleges seem to warming up to IB, but historically like AP better. Students can do a combination of both. Second, IB students can earn an IB Diploma. I do not believe AP offers any opportunity like this - although AP does have different levels of AP Scholars based on how many tests are taken and scores received. Both are good programs, and both are done well at Southwest. As far as the school itself, the physical layout is difficult, especially for the large enrollment. The short passing time between classes, lack of study halls, and tight busing schedule makes it hard for students to socialize during the school day. Kids are very welcome (starting at 6:00am) to come early for activities or to stay late (many activities after school and even into the evening). These are the real social time opportunities.
February 17, 2012 Submitted by a community member
The Community Ed summer programs that share the campus in the summer are very well organized and run. Although it is not a part of MPS, perse', being there for longer periods of time and considering SW for my 8th grader now did shed some keen parent observations. The school layout itself is haphazard and diced up. A lot of doors meant he need for consistent security measures. Children then, are not able to really mingle and may in part account for the culture of cliques and a sense privilege that is clearly palpable. Children routed here from Lake Harriet Upper /area private schools may feel this is diverse, but really, its not culturally and socioeconomically when compared to the TC we live in. The IB program is misrepresented. It is actually the test at the end of your child 4 years that qualify for college credit - unlike the AP pathway, most do not make it. The IB pathway is much more stressful for the child & families during the already tough years of teenage development and learning. Surprisingly, we actually preferred South! Re: the revised bus zones...Curious... For the east side of the Isles to get MPS bus, but not East Lake Harriet only a stones throw away ?
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  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree29%
  • Graduate Degree17%

Apartments and homes for rent near Southwest Senior High School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Southwest Senior High School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Southwest Senior High School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 564 apartments for rent available in this part of Minneapolis. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Southwest Senior High School is currently at Knollwood Towers West, renting for $943 per month, but if $5,995 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Daymark Uptown. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Southwest Senior High School

Before you start packing, make sure Southwest Senior High School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Southwest Senior High School is a well-known public 9-12 school in Minneapolis. It is located at 3414 W 47th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 and it is the second home of 1725 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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