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Dear Southwest Families,


Southwest Middle School is a campus serving nearly 1500 students in grades 6-8. Over 80 professionally licensed staff members make up the faculty who serve our students and community daily, 46% of which have advanced degrees, while 86% are highly qualified. In its 16th year of operation, our school is located in Southwest Charlotte in the growing Rivergate area.  


Our mission is to provide a safe place for all students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  We envision ourselves to be a school of excellent that produces both critical thinkers and explorers of knowledge who will lead in tomorrow’s global market.  We pride ourselves on our rich fine arts program, STEAM offerings, and rigorous core instruction.  Our orchestra and band programs are second to none, with our students receiving straight superiors year after year in competitions.


We are continuing to focus on our technology program by supporting two Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classrooms, emphasizing engineering and robotics, which is supported by the Steele Creek Community and Business Partnerships. Although officially not a STEAM magnet, we encompass all aspects of a STEAM program, including a focus on mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.  We have a partnership with Chiron America, INC. who will sponsor the robotics clubs. We have will also host the Robo-Mecklenburg Competition run by Cyberkids Robotics and a new Femineering program focused on inspiring young ladies.