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About Our District

6 months 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

Every 15 Minutes

4 months ago

"Dear Mom and Dad, every fifteen minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision, and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you......."


Every 15 minutes title image

On April 8, 2019, the Southeast Warren Jr-Sr High school students had the opportunity to learn a real-life lesson without the tragedy and risk. In cooperation with local law enforcement, fire departments and rescue teams, this lesson was brought home to our students with a mock accident resulting from driving under the influence.

The innovative program entitled “Every 15 Minutes” is designed to dramatically instill the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol, among all teenagers. “Every 15 Minutes” refers to the fact that a person is killed in an alcohol-related traffic collision every quarter hour. While primarily targeted toward preventing alcohol-related traffic injuries and fatalities, the program is also designed to challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.

Mock Accident demo

This event was coordinated through: Lucas County Hospital, Mercy One, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Tomin Towing, Lacona Fire & Rescue, Milo Fire & Rescue, Judicial District 5B, Southeast Warren and Melcher-Dallas videography team, Warren County Emergency Management, Warren County Attorney’s Office, Pierschbaucher Funeral Home, Keith Smith, and Southeast Warren Schools.     .
Helicopter with paramedics

We would like to thank all of those who chose to take part and we would like to encourage you to have a discussion with your child about the ramifications of under aged drinking.

The E15 Committee

Every 15 Minutes Photos 
2019 Southeast Warren

SEW Food Pantry

Special Thanks to Peoples Bank

4 months ago

Peoples Bank donated more than 100 new books to the Southeast Warren Primary and Intermediate School libraries in December 2018. The books were handpicked for the students in both buildings and include many of the children’s favorite authors and subjects.

This is the second year that Peoples Bank has donated books to the SEW School District. Last year they donated books to the Junior/Senior High School.

Pictured:  Connie Frazier, Peoples Bank Milo Branch Manager; John Burrell, Elementary Principal; and Elisha Vickroy, Media Center/Technology Associate.
Pictured:  Elisha Vickroy, Media Center/Technology Associate; Peggy Williams, Peoples Bank Lacona Branch Manager; and John Burrell, Elementary Principal.
Special Thanks for our CADD Lab
Fine Arts Boosters - Help Wanted!
Planet Green Recycling Program


about 1 month ago

Southeast Warren has online access to the book catalog for each of our libraries. Students and parents can browse the library to see what books are available.

Check it out at:

Primary School Library Online

Intermediate School Library Online

Jr-Sr High Library Online

TLC Blog

about 1 month ago

What is TLC?
The mission of our Teacher Leadership Compensation (TLC) plan is to develop leadership opportunities for exemplary educators that will further improve instructional practices and increase student achievement.

Click here to check out what the K-12 TLC team is learning and working on at Southeast Warren.

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