Legislators And School Funding Info
Registration Information
2014 - 2015 Elem. School Supply List
2014 - 2015 Middle School Supply List


Mission Statement

The Southwestern School District, in an active partnership with family and community, will provide educational excellence in a caring environment where all students learn and succeed. Within this environment, Southwestern students will grow academically, socially, creatively, and physically to achieve their greatest potential.




Welcome to Southwestern Community Unit School District #9. The majority of our student population lives in the towns of Brighton, Medora, Piasa, and Shipman which are located in Macoupin, Jersey, and Greene counties. Our district consists of six facilities that house over 1,600 students in Pre-K through twelfth grade.
Our goal of providing a safe environment while educating our students requires a team approach from school, home, and the community. Southwestern is fortunate to possess a faculty and staff that takes great pride in ensuring the safety of our students while maximizing their academic potential. Second, our students caring and involved parents want nothing more than their children to be safe and successful. Lastly, our students enjoy the support and recognition from our community members academically and athletically. As a result of this teamwork, our students are able to grow and mature year after year.
Student success and school pride have been long standing traditions in the Southwestern School District. These traditions require constant communication, hard work, dedication, and tremendous school spirit by all concerned parties. Help continue these traditions by being a part of the Southwestern Team. Go Birds!


Mark B. Skertich

August 4 2014

District Registration From 12PM - 8PM
@ District Office in Brighton

August 5 2014
District Registration From 8AM - 4PM
@ District Office in Brighton
August 18 2014
Full Day Teacher Institute - No School
August 19 2014
First Day of Student Attendance
8:00AM - 2:00PM HSMS
8:00AM - 2:10PM Elem.
August 19 2014
School Board Meeting
September 1 2014
No School - Labor Day
September 15 2014
School Board Meeting
September 30 2014
1/2 Day School Improvement
12:00 Early Dismissal HSMS
12:10 Early Dismissal Elem.