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Welcome To

South East Middle School

At South East, we are proud to serve a rich population of diverse learners. Staff at South East pride themselves on forming individual relationships with each student to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners.

Learn more about South East

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Our District

The Iowa City Community School District serves more than 14,000 students and is the 4th largest school district in the state of Iowa. Here you can explore our District's offerings, stay informed with the latest news and calendar updates, meet our District administrative team, and more!

Students & Families

Our students and families are at the heart of what we do. Here you can explore the resources and information needed from enrollment to school meals to transportation and everything in between.

Academics & Programs

Our goal is to provide dynamic learning opportunities and future-focused educational programming. Here you will discover the depth and breadth of our academic offerings and our unique programming opportunities that prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.

Supports & Services

We are committed to providing supports that allow for all students to reach their full potential. Here you will find information on our specialized education services, our mental health supports, our community connections, and more.

South East Middle School

By the numbers


Students enrolled at South East


Largest junior high school in our District


Students per class on average


Faculty and staff at South East


Years South East has been open (1959)

A Message From

Our Principal

Michelle Cook

Students at South East have a variety of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities in STEM, athletics, fine arts, and many additional clubs ranging from yearbook to sewing and craft club. We pride ourselves on striving for excellence and providing an enriching, successful, and meaningful experience for each student.
Michelle Cook
South East Middle School Principal