• Southeast Middle School, the home of the Patriots, is located in the southeast region of Rowan County. The school opened in October 2000, making it the newest middle school in Rowan County. It currently houses over 550 students in grades six through eight. Southeast is unique in that our sixth grade students come from thirteen elementary schools, and we send rising freshmen to at least four of the area's high schools. Southeast Middle celebrates diversity, and our student body includes students from all over the world.