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Southgate Elementary School

1601 19th Avenue SW
Austin, MN 55912
School Hours: 8:00AM - 2:30PM

Austin Public Schools

About Our School

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Welcome to Southgate Elementary School!

About Southgate

Southgate Elementary School is a neighborhood school located in the southwest part of Austin. We serve students in grades one through four. We also house two district-wide elementary programs: Pi Academy (for the highly able) and the setting III ASD/DCD program. In the 2023-2024 school year, we have approximately 465 students in our building.

Students at Southgate receive instruction in reading, math, and writing. Science, social studies, and health are also areas of focus. All children have physical education and music classes three times a week and art once a week. Children can check out books as frequently as they like at our IMC (library). Classes also use the classroom student computers and iPads to demonstrate their learning and engage in learning computational thinking skills.

If you are interested in learning more about Southgate Elementary School, please feel free to call our school office.

Mission Statement

Southgate Elementary is an inclusive school serving a diverse population. Teaming with families and our community, we work to provide a supportive environment for all. Southgate Elementary works for the success of the whole child - a critical, creative mind, a healthy body, and an ethical character.

Office Information

7:30 - 4:00 Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 3:00 Friday

Phone: 507-460-1300


Please call the office if your child will not be at school. You can call this number at any time of the day/night. If we are not available, please leave a message stating your child's name, grade, and reason for absence from school and expected date of return. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Common Sense School

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Southgate has been approved as a Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they'll have tomorrow. 

This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.


Derik Gustafson

Kellie Humphress

Jennifer Adams
School Nurse

Valentina Gallegos
Success Coach

Stephen Jewett
School Counselor

Kevin Anderson
School Psychologist

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