During the 2006-2007 school year Southwest was expanded to include a new West Wing. The Bond Issue passed in 2005 allowed us to add 16 new classrooms, four new offices, a second gym, and an enlarged cafeteria.
Southwest earned the 2010-11 Governor's Achievement Award as a top-performing school in Kansas.
The Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators named Southwest an "Exemplary Middle School" in 2011.
During the 2018 summer break Southwest added flexible spaces to enhance students’ educational experiences and opportunities to collaborate, create, and innovate. As well as modernizing the library media center, upgrading the school to make it more energy efficient and renovaiting the restrooms and locker rooms to provide increased privacy to our students. The Bond Issue passed in 2017 made this possible.