A message from your Principal


Welcome to the Lincoln Southwest High School website.  Please use this site to learn many things about our school.  The 2014-2015 school year marks the start of our thirteenth year and we are excited you will be a part of the Silver Hawk tradition.  The teaching staff is a dedicated and outstanding group of teachers who will challenge your student to achieve his/her best academic efforts.  Our students are among the finest in the country.  When you add that to our parents, surrounding community members and businesses that give us unparrelled support; we have all the necessary ingredients for a successful learning community. 

Our mission here at LSW is to simply “inspire an academic, creative, and flexible learning environment.  Students, faculty, staff, and patrons will be challenged as a COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS to reach their potential in a safe, caring, multicultural, and technological environment.” 

We are on a mission to take our students to the next level of performance.  The focus is on positive student behavior, student work and study habits, achieving a higher level of academic success on NESA State Testing and continue our efforts to significantly reduce hurtful and bullying behavior. 

We will achieve these efforts by having students:  Be Safe by

  1. Arriving on time to their classes,
  2. Avoiding the misuse of electronic devices during learning time,
  3. Always wearing ID’s on a lanyard around their necks,
  4. Avoiding bringing food or drink (except water) to class.

Be Respectful:

  1.  We have become a “no Place for Hate” school in each of the last three years.  We will not tolerate or allow hurtful or bullying to take place here at LSW or during school events.  We further expect our students to “take a stand” against bullying in their home communities and neighborhoods.

Be Responsible:

  1.  We believe students should complete their homework responsibilities each and every night.  Finishing quality work is the expectation and studying the materials is a necessity!
  2. Our students have a responsibility to demonstrate their best academic efforts to themselves, their parents, this community and to our state and country on NESA and any other assessments they are expected to complete. 

We value our relationships with you and students and will work hard to make this their best year ever!


Hugh McDermott, Principal


“Lincoln Southwest High School—A Place Where Safety and Learning are the Highest Priorities”


Please note: LSW recognizes latex precautions.  We do not accept latex balloons into the building due to individuals with allergies.