Tippecanoe School Corporation

Welcome to Southwestern Middle School

Southwestern Middle School



Southwestern is set in a rural part of Tippecanoe County and is 10 miles southwest of Lafayette, which is a growing and thriving city. The school was built in 1956 as a high school, but the Tippecanoe School Corporation converted it into a middle school in 1985. The building underwent major renovations and improvements after a tornado damaged the building in 2013. Southwestern Middle School serves approximately 465 students in grades 6-8. The goal of Southwestern is to serve all students in a way that prepares them for their path to high school and beyond.

Many opportunities are available for students within the school day and beyond.  Literacy is taught across the curriculum, and the dedicated and caring teaching staff uses student data to drive instruction. Students are each equipped with Chromebooks, which helps Southwestern create a 21st century learning environment.

Southwestern offers students a chance to participate in a variety of clubs such as Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, and Wildcats for Change. The Bands and Choirs also provide many curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to develop their musical abilities. Southwestern competes in eight sports throughout the school year.

Above all, the staff at Southwestern understands its duty to provide an excellent education to all students. The staff is very student-centered, and students’ opportunities are at the heart of all decision-making. To that end, the staff is committed to building a rapport with students and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners.