In 1998, Southwest School received approval from the State Board of Education to operate Southwest School as a state-approved charter school. In its first year, Southwest School had 250 students. Within one semester, students from across Houston recognized the unique benefits of Southwest School. This demand doubled the schools’ enrollment, causing Southwest School to move to its current location at 6400 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77074.
Today, Southwest Schools has a high school, middle school, and two elementary campuses separate from the high school. Southwest Schools also provides educational services to residential treatment facilities in the greater Houston area and Pre-K satellite campuses.