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About Our District

14 days ago

Welcome to the Southeast Warren Community School District. At SE Warren we offer the best of both worlds by providing the desirable benefits of a small school education for students but are within 30 miles of accessing the numerous recreational and employment opportunities of the Des Moines metro area.

Southeast Warren became a consolidated school district combining the schools of Milo, Lacona and Liberty Center in 1959. Each of the 3 towns that make up our school are rich in tradition and proud to support our Warhawk community.

Southeast Warren is composed of 4 learning centers located in our 3 cities. Our newest learning center is the Elzora Town Day Care Center which opened in 2016. Located in Milo, it is a DHS licensed daycare with a QRS rating of 4 stars. Children ranging from infants to 6th grade enjoy the quality care the center has to offer. The primary center also located in Milo serves students from PreK-3rd grade. The primary center was opened in 2001.  The intermediate center was also opened in 2001, it is located in Lacona and serves 4th-6th grade students. The 7th-12th grade building is located in Liberty Center. The Junior/Senior High School has many sports, clubs and fine arts activities allowing students to excel and explore in their individual areas of interest.

There are about 500 students that attend SE Warren and the district employs 100 people that are dedicated to the Southeast Warren mission of “Developing life-long learners and responsible citizens.” We all are very proud of our district and the community it serves.

Delane Galvin

Needs Assessment Survey

14 days ago


Every five years, the district looks at the needs of the Southeast Warren School District. We started this cycle by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the district with a focus group of 30 stakeholders (staff, students, and community members). We now seek input from the general community to help maximize the use of this feedback to guide decision making in the district.

Please use the link below to access the online survey. Please complete the survey by December 15th.

If you have questions please contact Mr. Galvin at (click to email) or Mrs. Cooper at (click to email). If you would rather complete a paper survey, please contact the district office at 641-466-3510 or the staff listed above. 

Paper surveys are also available with the paper copies of the Warren Pride at local post offices, banks, and convenience stores.  Return paper copies to any school building. We appreciate your time in helping with this important project as we all work towards the common goal of improving our schools.


By LuAnn Ohnemus