Welcome to South Middle School

  • South serves all residents of Arlington Heights. IfSouth boundary map you live within the boundaries shown in the map to the right, we are excited to say WELCOME TO SOUTH! Please utilize this website to get to know us and for any information you may need.


    Our Mission 

    We strive to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.


    The Cardinal Way

    The Cardinal Way values for success at South Middle School are:

    • I am Respectful.
    • I am Responsible
    • I am Safe.





Quick Info

  • 400 South Highland Avenue

    Arlington Heights, IL 60005


    Main Line: (847) 398-4250

    Absense Line: (847) 506-6999 x7300

    South Cardinal


    School Facts

    '16-'17 Enrollment: 897 
    School Mascot: Cardinal
    School Colors: Red, Yellow, Black
    School Motto: "Cardinal Strong"


    School Hours

    First Bell: 7:45 a.m.
    Last Bell: 2:45 p.m. (lunch 12:10-1:10)
    7th Grade Lunch: 10:48a - 11:25a
    6th Grade Lunch: 11:29a - 12:06p
    8th Grade Lunch: 12:10p - 12:47p