Welcome to South Union

Hello Citizens and Guests! Welcome to the SU webpage and our school.  I am so pleased that you have taken the time to view our webpage and learn about the great things happening at SU.  SU is a K-5 elementary school serving 526 students, faculty and staff of 67, and one of 39 elementary schools representing the Des Moines Public Schools system.

SU provides a full-service teaching/learning model that holds true to its vision, mission, and core values of providing the best learning environment possible for students. SU strives to provide a fun, innovative, creative, and safe teaching and learning environment for all.  Our motto is: “Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn.” We are diligent in making this happen on a daily basis with pride, dedication to service, and a strong belief that every person is appreciated and valued.

I encourage you to visit SU, take a tour of the school, and celebrate with us the all the good things that we do every day helping families and children improve their lives.  It is an honor and privilege to serve as principal of SU and represent DMPS to the best of my ability.  SU is a great elementary school and please come and visit us sometime. On behalf of the faculty and staff of SU…Go Rails!!