Southwest Elementary School offers various learning opportunities to students through its educational programs. The school has a staff of a nurse, paraprofessionals, custodians and teachers. It provides a range of programs in music and physical education. Southwest Elementary School serves more than 350 students in kindergarten through grade five. The school has a parent-teacher committee that sponsors several activities. Its academic curriculum includes several subjects, such as reading and mathematics. The school organizes foster grandparents, community education and recycling programs. It is governed by Independent School District 318, which serves students in Balsam, Bigfork, Cohasset, Effie, Squaw Lake, Togo, Warba and Wawina communities in Illinois. Southwest Elementary School is located in Grand Rapids, Ill.