Southwest Elementary School, located in Opelousas, La., offers educational programs to students in grades kindergarten through six. It offers classes in various subjects that include English, language arts, mathematics, foreign languages, and health and physical education. The school has a library and undertakes various behavior improvement programs for students. Its guidance department provides assistance to students in achieving their academic goals. In addition, the school undertakes a literacy program that promotes book discussion, cooperative learning, and reading, artistic, study and problem solving skills. It has an enrollment of more than 400 students. The school is a part of the St. Landry Parish School Board.