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GO GATORS!Welcome to Southgate Elementary! Located in the SW area of Austin, we are the proud home of 460 Southgate Gators! Our district mission is: Empowering and Engaging All Learners For Life. Southgate Elementary is a school committed to our students. With help from our families and the community, we will work to ensure academic and social-emotional growth. We will provide a safe, nurturing environment for all.


Southgate students made great gains on the 2012-2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA).  We received word that we are "celebration school eligible" according to state criteria.  We are proud of the great work that our staff, students, and families have put forward to achieve these gains!

Southgate Carnival

The Southgate carnival will be on Friday, March 21 from 5:30-8:00.  A ticket pre-sale will occur.  Please watch your child's backpack for more information soon.

Snow Make-up Day

Due to the number of snow days we have had this year we will be having a full day of school on March 12 (rather than the early release that had been scheduled).


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It is critical that schools and families partner together for children's success. Teachers will communicate in the student agendas. Please check these daily to stay abreast of students' practice (homework). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at school. Also, if adults would like to volunteer to help in the schools, please contact the office (507) 460-1300. We have many tasks that need assistance.

Please remember to report absences to the school (507) 460-1300. When reporting a child's absence, please state the reason they are gone. This helps us to code the absence correctly. Children's attendance is monitored, so it is important that absences are reported. Thank you!

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Southgate Elementary School

Address: 1601 19th Ave SW Austin, MN 55912

Phone: 507-460-1300

FAX: 507-433-9651

Principal: Edwina Harder

School Hours: 8:10 AM - 2:40 PM

Enrollment: 460 (Grades 1-4)

Para Español: 507-460-1303

School Colors: Blue and Green

Mascot: Gator


 Southgate Calendar

4/16/2014 12:00 AM Spring Showcases 
4/16/2014 12:00 PM Parent meeting in Spanish 
4/16/2014 5:00 PM Parent meeting in Spanish 
4/18/2014 12:00 AM No school 
4/22/2014 12:00 AM MCA Reading Tests for grades 3-4 
4/23/2014 12:00 AM MCA Reading Tests for grades 3-4 
4/24/2014 12:00 AM MCA Reading Make-up tests 
4/25/2014 12:00 AM Spirit Friday 
Students are encouraged to wear Southgate Gator clothing or blue/green clothes for Southgate or red/white clothes to support the Austin Packers.
4/25/2014 12:00 AM Fourth grade field trip 
4/25/2014 12:00 AM MCA Reading Make-up tests 
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 Southgate Announcements

Science Fair 
by harder, edwinaNo presence information
 1/31/2014 5:25 PM

​Over 50 Southgate third and fourth graders participated in the district science fair held at Holton Intermediate School on 1/29/14.  The students did a wonderful job on their projects.  Eighteen students earned a trip to the regional science fair in...

School Play--Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! 
by harder, edwinaNo presence information
 1/23/2014 5:24 PM

​Fifty Southgate fourth graders will be performing a play based on the Dr. Seuss book Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! on Thursday, February 27.  You are welcome to join us in the Gator Gym for a 6:00 p.m. performance.  If that time does not work for you,...

Artist in Residency 
by harder, edwinaNo presence information
 1/23/2014 5:19 PM

Fourth grade students will enjoy an artist in residency experience on Tuesday, February 25.  Minnesota author/illustrator​ Gary Harbo will be working with the students on creating their own animal cartoon character with different personalities and expressions. ...

School conferences approaching 
by harder, edwinaNo presence information
 1/23/2014 5:17 PM

Postcards with conference times will be going into the mail on January 31.  Conferences will be held on February 12 from 12:45-3:45 and February 13 from 4:00-8:00.  Please notify the Southgate office (460-1300) if the time assigned for your conference...

Student Council 
by harder, edwinaNo presence information
 9/20/2013 1:54 PM

On Thursday, September 19  student council elections were held at Southgate Elementary.  Students voted for the offices of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.  All students who ran for office made a poster and gave a speech to the student...

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