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Our Mission

Implement standards-based instruction through research-based instructional practices while preparing students for success in a globally competitive world.
Promote educational activities and programs to meet the varied learning styles of our students.
Provide a nurturing atmosphere where all students, faculty, and parents feel emotionally, intellectually, and physically supported.
Help students foster tolerance, integrity, cooperation, and respect for themselves and others.
School Highlights
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Ambassadors of Excellence

The Ambassadors of Excellence program aims to celebrate and honor students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, leadership skills, and community involvement. By acknowledging these accomplishments, the program encourages students to continue striving for excellence and inspires others to follow their example.
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Principal's Message

Greetings from Southwest Junior High!
I am thrilled to share with you some exciting news about our school. For the second year in a row, Southwest Junior High has been ranked as the #1 middle school in Yuma County, Arizona. This achievement is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of our students, staff, parents, teachers, and all our valued stakeholders.
At Southwest Junior High, we believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork. Our mission is to support our students in achieving their goals and reaching their fullest potential. We recognize that it takes a collective effort to make this happen, and we are committed to working hand in hand with parents, teachers, and all members of our school community to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.
As the principal of Southwest Junior High, I am proud of our students' accomplishments and the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff. Our commitment to academic excellence, character development, and a nurturing learning environment is unwavering.
We invite you to explore our school's official site to learn more about our programs, achievements, and the exciting opportunities we offer to our students. Together, we will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and the San Luis community.
Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership in our shared mission to inspire and empower the leaders of tomorrow.
Warm regards,
Luis Reyes Principal, Southwest Junior High
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School Supplies

Recommended Supply List 
● 5 subject notebook (1) or line paper 
● Pencils 
● Erasers 
● Pencil sharpener 
● Agenda/Planner 
● Colored pencils 
● Ruler (1) 
● Highlighters 
● Computer/laptop (chromebook recommended) 
● Headphones/earbuds 
Other items will vary per subject area, which students will receive from their 
teachers during the first day of school. Please keep in mind that supplies need to be replenished throughout the school year. 
Subject areas: math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. The elective 
courses will vary from student to student and they are computers, physical 
education, music, and art. 
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23/24 Back to School

August 7, 2023

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to Southwest Junior High School! As the first day of the new school year arrives, I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to all of you. I hope you've had a wonderful summer and are ready to embark on an exciting journey of learning, growth, and discovery.

Our dedicated staff and I are eagerly awaiting your arrival tomorrow, and we are committed to making this academic year one of excellence and achievement. At Southwest Junior High, we believe that every student has the potential to shine, and it is our privilege to help nurture that potential.

Safety remains our utmost priority. We have taken thorough measures to ensure that our campus is a secure and welcoming environment for all students. From well-maintained facilities to vigilant supervision, we are fully equipped to provide a safe space for your child to learn and thrive.

Academics are at the heart of our mission. Our esteemed team of educators is passionate about providing high-quality instruction that engages and challenges students. We will continue to encourage critical thinking, creativity, and a thirst for knowledge. This year, we are introducing new and exciting programs that will enhance your child's learning experience.

I want to emphasize the importance of your involvement in your child's education. Your support and partnership are essential to their success. Whether you attend parent-teacher conferences, join our PTO, or simply have conversations with your child about their school day, your engagement makes a positive impact.

To our students, I encourage you to approach this school year with an open mind and a determination to do your best. Each day is an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to make new friends. Embrace the challenges and joys that come with your education, and remember that our staff is here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Parents, your enthusiasm, and support are invaluable. We are excited to collaborate with you to create a vibrant learning community that fosters excellence. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to share.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you this school year  as we kick off the school year together. Let's make this year one to remember, filled with memorable experiences and outstanding accomplishments.

Wishing you all a fantastic first day of school!

Warm regards,
Mr. Luis Reyes
Principal, Southwest Junior High School

7 de agosto de 2023

Estimados Padres y Estudiantes,

¡Bienvenidos de vuelta a la Escuela Secundaria Southwest! Conforme llega el primer día del nuevo ciclo escolar, me complace extenderles un cordial saludo a todos ustedes. Espero que hayan tenido un verano maravilloso y estén listos para embarcarse en un emocionante viaje de aprendizaje, crecimiento y descubrimiento.

Nuestro dedicado personal y yo esperamos ansiosamente su llegada mañana y estamos comprometidos a hacer de este año académico uno de excelencia y logros. En la Escuela Secundaria Southwest, creemos que cada estudiante tiene el potencial para destacar, y es un privilegio nuestro ayudar a nutrir ese potencial.

La seguridad sigue siendo nuestra máxima prioridad. Hemos tomado medidas exhaustivas para asegurarnos de que nuestras instalaciones sean un entorno seguro y acogedor para todos los estudiantes. Desde instalaciones bien mantenidas hasta supervisión vigilante, estamos completamente equipados para proporcionar un espacio seguro para que su hijo aprenda y prospere.

La educación es el corazón de nuestra misión. Nuestro distinguido equipo de educadores está apasionado por brindar instrucción de alta calidad que involucre y desafíe a los estudiantes. Continuaremos fomentando el pensamiento crítico, la creatividad y la sed de conocimiento. Este año, estamos introduciendo programas nuevos y emocionantes que mejorarán la experiencia de aprendizaje de su hijo.

Quiero enfatizar la importancia de su participación en la educación de su hijo. Su apoyo y colaboración son esenciales para su éxito. Ya sea que asista a conferencias de padres y maestros, se una a nuestra asociación de padres y maestros, o simplemente tenga conversaciones con su hijo sobre su día escolar, su compromiso tiene un impacto positivo.

A nuestros estudiantes, los animó a abordar este año escolar con una mente abierta y la determinación de hacer lo mejor posible. Cada día es una oportunidad para aprender, crecer y hacer nuevos amigos. Acepten los desafíos y las alegrías que acompañan a su educación, y recuerden que nuestro personal está aquí para guiarlos y apoyarlos en cada paso del camino.

Padres, su entusiasmo y apoyo son invaluables. Estamos emocionados por colaborar con ustedes para crear una comunidad de aprendizaje vibrante que fomente la excelencia. No duden en comunicarse con nosotros si tienen alguna pregunta, inquietud o ideas para compartir.

Espero verlos a todos brillantes este primer dia, mientras comenzamos juntos el ciclo escolar. Hagamos de este año uno para recordar, lleno de experiencias memorables y logros sobresalientes.

¡Les deseo a todos un fantástico primer día de clases!


Sr. Luis Reyes
Director, Escuela Secundaria Southwest
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District Goals

1. Establish District wide safety protocols to maintain a safe learning environment for all with the assistance of Law Enforcement and other agencies. 
2. Schools will continue to improve towards achieving an A.
3. Recruitment efforts will continue for all classrooms to have an appropriate certified teacher.
4. Increase English language proficiency for 100% of our students. 
5. Continue competitive academic and extracurricular activities within the district.
6. Continue recognition programs for all students, employees, community members, and local partnerships.
7. Governing Board Members will continue participation in school functions. 
8. Continue to explore innovations and expand opportunities in technology.
9. Promote positive, responsible, and ethical social media behavior for everyone.
10. To offer individualized support and strategies to promote equity for all schools. 
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District Policies

Our district policies can be found on the ASBA Policies Website.
Our policies are categorized as follows:
A. Foundations and Basic Commitment
B. School Board
C. General School Administration
D. Fiscal Management
E. Support Services
F. Facilities Development
G. Personnel
H. Meet and Confer
I. Instructional Program
J. Students
K. School/Community Relations
L. Education Agency
I am a Mustang who is GENUINE with my actions, RESPECTFUL to myself and others, INSPIRATIONAL to my community and TRUSTWORTHY so that I can THRIVE!