The East Union Community School District was established by a vote of the people on April 27, 1959, to become effective July 1, 1959.

The District includes all of New Hope, Dodge, Union, Jones, and Sand Creek Townships and portions of Grant, Highland, and Pleasant Townships in Union County.  Also included are parts of Jefferson and Tingley Townships of Ringgold; Madison Township of Clarke County; and Monroe and Walnut Townships of Madison County.

The area of the East Union School District in the counties of Union, Ringgold, Clarke and Madison totals 268.9 square miles.  Within this area lie the incorporated towns of Afton, Arispe, Lorimor, Thayer and Shannon City, as well as the former villages of Barney and Talmage.


East Union Community School District is located in south central Iowa, Union County, in the community of Afton, Iowa.

The community of Afton is located at the intersection of US Highway 34 and US Highway 169.

All attendance centers are located on the same campus and can be found at the this address :  1916 High School Drive, Afton, Iowa 50830

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East Union Community Schools 

1916 High School Drive

Afton, IA  50830



Early Childhood Center

          (641) 347-5790


          (641) 347-5411

Middle/High School:

         (641) 347-8421

District-Central Office:

          (641) 347-5215


Fax:   (641) 531-2301 

It is the policy of the East Union Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Equity Coordinator, Rhiannon Tessum, 1916 High School Drive, Afton, Iowa 50830, 641-347-5215,

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