South Union Elementary School

4201 South Union, Des Moines, IA 50315 | (515) 242-8409
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 551
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 551 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-5
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 551
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 40.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 311 (56.4%)
  • Females: 240 (43.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 68 (12.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 330 (59.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 398 (72.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
South Union Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Black6511.8%
Asian366.5%
Hispanic10519.1%
White32058.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For South Union Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten488.7%
Kindergarten7413.4%
1st Grade9517.2%
2nd Grade9717.6%
3rd Grade9016.3%
4th Grade6712.2%
5th Grade8014.5%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 76%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:24%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 16 Years
  • Average Salary: $45,518
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
South Union Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,76719%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$48,02781%
Source: IA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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