Image: Swimming 2017-2018

Swimming 2017-2018

Image: Volleyball  2017-2018

Volleyball 2017-2018

Image: South Winneshiek Homecoming Court 2017

South Winneshiek Homecoming Court 2017

Image: Basketball Boys Varsity Team 2017-2018

Basketball Boys Varsity Team 2017-2018

Image: Basketball Boys J-Varsity Team 2017-2018

Basketball Boys J-Varsity Team 2017-2018

Image: Basketball Girls Varsity Team 2017-2018

Basketball Girls Varsity Team 2017-2018

Image: Basketball Girls J-Varsity Team 2017-2018

Basketball Girls J-Varsity Team 2017-2018

Image: Wrestling Varsity Team 2017-2018

Wrestling Varsity Team 2017-2018

Image: Cheer Pink Night 2017

Cheer Pink Night 2017

Image: Football Cheerleaders 2017-2018

Football Cheerleaders 2017-2018

Image: Football Cheerleaders 2017-2018

Football Cheerleaders 2017-2018

Image: Wrestling Cheerleaders 2018

Wrestling Cheerleaders 2018

Image: SW HS Football Team 2017-2018

SW HS Football Team 2017-2018

Image: Court Coronation 2017

Court Coronation 2017

Image: Volleyball MS 2017-2018

Volleyball MS 2017-2018


South Winneshiek High School

203 W. South Street
P.O. Box 430
Calmar, IA  52132
Phone: 563.562.3226 Fax: 563.562.3228
Office Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Attention South Winn Seniors and Class of 2018!

On the evening of Sunday April 29th, 2018 at the South Winn Country Club, the South Winneshiek Recreation Department will be putting on a senior banquet night in celebration of the South Winn senior class. The banquet will consist of a formal dress attire, dinner for all, followed by a program of speakers, rememberance of your time as at South Winn High and other potential additions. Please mark your calendars for this date and future details will be released in the following months!"  



High School Principal's Welcome

Welcome to South Winneshiek High School

South Winneshiek is a district that includes four towns within its borders:  Spillville, Calmar, Festina, and Ossian.  We have a rich agricultural environment and an economy that has direct ties to agriculture. Manufacturing is also present in Calmar.

Because of our close proximity, South Winneshiek High School has formed a partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) which allows our students to easily take college credit classes on campus (Examples of classes taken at NICC are:  welding, construction, automotive, drafting, job seeking skills).  Additionally, several of the SW teachers teach concurrent enrollment classes which gives our students both high school and college credit for these classes (Examples of concurrent enrollment classes are:  Composition I and II, General Biology I and II, Statistics, College Algebra, Customer Service, Psych of Human Relations, Public Speaking, Intor to Psychology, Calculus I, Precalculus, Principles of Agronomy, and others).  It is not unusual for a SWHS senior to graduate in the spring with both a two year NICC diploma and a SW high school diploma.  

This past school year it was figured that the graduating class who took classes at NICC or on campus for college credit since they were eligible to take these classes saved their parents $610,456.55 in college tuition costs.

Combine this year’s savings with last year’s saving, and the savings to parents was over 1 million dollars.

South Winneshiek students are definitely academic achievers.  Our academic success is measured by various assessment tools including IA Assessments and Measures of Academic Progress.  Seventy-five to 100 percent of our students tested on the IA Assessments were proficient in the areas of math, reading, and science.  Over 90 % of our students go onto post secondary institutions.

The South Winneshiek Warriors participate in the Upper Iowa Conference made up of the following schools: Central, Clayton Ridge, Eastern Allamakee, Edgewood-Colesburg, MFL Mar Mac, North Fayette Valley, Postville, Starmont, Turkey Valley, West Central, and South Winneshiek.  This is a very competitive conference and, depending on the sport, has three different classes within it for state competition.  It is very rare that a conference school is not involved and competing in the state championship tournament or event. SWAB (South Winneshiek Athletic Boosters) supports all athletics at SW.

Our Fine Arts programs have earned many division one ratings in state competitions, and we have representatives at All State which is the most elite for various activities.  The SW Musical and play are well attended each year and play to a full audience.  FAB (Fine Arts Booster) supports all of the fine arts programs at SW.

South Winn’s Vision Statement says it all:  The Vision of South Winneshiek Community School District, with shared responsibility of school, home, and community, is to provide the best teaching and learning environment while developing skills needed to foster life-long learners.

It is my hope that you will enjoy the high school side of the website.  it will be enjoyable and provide information to help you recognize what South Winn has to offer.

Helping Services of Northeast Iowa

Helping Services of Northeast Iowa

Helping Services of Northeast Iowa

It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD

It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD

Equal Educational Opportunity

It is the policy of the South Winneshiek Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Superintendent of Schools, 304 S Webster Street, Calmar, Iowa, 563-562-3269 or email