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Southwest Elementary

Welcome to the Southwest Elementary website! Our building is home to about 400 Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade students. The mission of Southwest Elementary School, in partnership with home and community, is to create and inspire meaningful learning experiences students need, want, and can achieve and to support and motivate their desire to become life-long learners. The staff of Southwest Elementary is dedicated to meeting this mission for all students.

At Southwest we believe that a partnership between home and school is one of the most important keys to success therefore we open our doors to you. Communication is vital and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at 580-7272. Our office hours are 7:30-4:00.

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New Student Enrollment

Enrollment for new students to the Lawson School District (Grades K-12) will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 9:00 am to Noon in the High School Commons. Please remember to bring the proper paperwork including a birth certificate and two forms for proof of residency. Kindergarten students also need their vaccination record and social security card. If you have any questions please contact Southwest Elementary, Lawson Middle School, or Lawson High School beginning August 3rd.

Open House “Meet the Teacher Night”
Tuesday, August 11th 

Southwest Elementary will be hosting our annual “Meet the Teacher Night “on Tuesday, August 11th from 6:00-7:00.  Parents are invited to come and meet their child’s teacher for the 2015-16 school year.  Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies and get settled into their classrooms. A variety of school supplies will be for sale in the cafeteria and parents may also deposit money in their child’s lunch account during this time.  A Durham bus representative will be available for any questions regarding bus routes, pick up time, etc.  2015-16 Class lists will be posted August 7th on the district webpage and at the school. 

Kindergarten Parent Meeting with the Principal
August 11, 7:00 PM- Southwest Gym

Kindergarten Parents will meet with Mrs. Simmons, Principal and Mrs. Owens, Assistant Principal in the gym at 7:00 for a short informational meeting.  Kindergarten students will be invited to take a short bus ride with the kindergarten teachers at this time.