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About Southwoods

Mindy Euken

Principal Mindy Euken

Welcome to Valley Southwoods Freshman High School! We're excited to work with you as your student begins high school. Our goal is to make learning both challenging and supportive, focusing on academics as well as character development. We follow the "Tradition of the Tiger" values: Thoughtfulness, Integrity, Grit, Empathy, and Respect.

At Valley Southwoods, there are around 720 students, all in the ninth grade. We believe in giving students a fresh start, helping them build a resume for success in high school and beyond. Our teachers are dedicated to providing excellent instruction tailored to the unique needs of ninth-graders. They create interesting and challenging lessons while offering support to help every student succeed.

Southwoods Contact Information

ADDRESS: 625 South 35th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265-2053
PHONE: 515-633-4500 
FAX: 515-633-4599 

PRINCIPAL: Mindy Euken
COUNSELORS: TJ Cox (L-Z), Tess Young (A-K)
NURSE: Jackie Dewater
SECRETARIESAlixandra WimberleyWendy RamirezSabrina Douglass

School Times

HOURS: 8:20 a.m.-3:20 p.m..
COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesday 8:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m.