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South, The Place To Be

South High School is distinguished for its exemplary academic programs, dynamic theater and music productions, studies in engineering, visual arts and world languages! We embrace all students and are proud of our diversity. 

For the latest on field improvements at South High School, see "Barnard Field Committee" on the site council page.

State of the School meeting set for October

Hear about successes and challenges at South High School when staff and families convene for the Title One State of the School meeting Oct. 17 | 6 p.m. | Conference Room 149.

PSAT registration open now

Juniors, PSAT Registration is open to you, exclusively, through Friday, Sept. 22. After that, sophomores are welcome to sign up for testing. Both grade levels will then have until the end of the month to register.

  • Registration closes for all just before midnight, Sunday, Oct. 1.
  • Read details about PSAT testing.
  • Questions? Contact testing coordinator Elizabeth McMillen.
Governor's Council selects South student

Senior Rakeb Max has been named to the Governor's Young Women's Cabinet-- an advisory group aimed at improving lives of young women. Blind since she was 4, Rakeb excels in and out of the classroom. She attended GWU this summer and regularly racks up debate wins. Read more.

SHS showing exceptional in WL awards

South High students claimed 174 awards for demonstrating proficiency in languages, other than English, on national language assessments. In all, South students earned 29 Gold Seals, 7 Platinum Seals, and 138 Certificates for proficiency. Read more.

Mulhern named National Merit Semifinalist

Based on her outstanding performance on the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test), Senior Anna Mulhern has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. This puts her in contention for the National Merit honors. In February Finalists are selected, from that field Scholars are chosen and announced in May, June and July.

South teacher named Educator of the Year

Social Studies teacher Richard Nohel was named High School Educator of the Year by Uppermidwest Junior Achievement. The award comes on the heels of his students' win of the JA Titan Business Challenge last spring, the first ever for a Minneapolis school. See more.

South Math Center is open!

Take advantage! South has what many schools don't: A math center–open all day and after school, staffed by licensed math teachers! It exists to provide homework help, review concepts, prep for tests, retesting and ACT/SAT prep. Ask your math teacher about us, or visit room 235!

You're invited to the MPS Pow Wow

MPS is hosting a Welcome Back to School Pow Wow, 4-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29. Come for the food and the education! MPS departments, schools, and community partners will host information tables! The event is also an opportunity to learn Pow Wow history and etiquette.

Athletics and Arts

Athletic Events Calendar

Music Concerts Calendar

Theater Performance Calendar

Learn the School Song