One District. Infinite Possibilities.

At District 196, the sky’s the limit. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore the outer limits of their vast potential. We are nationally recognized for providing boundless opportunities in which students can learn and grow. Whether they have an affinity for academics, arts and/or athletics, our goal is to expose students to the infinite possibilities within the district and throughout our communities. Together, we encourage them each day to pursue excellence, as they prepare for their exciting journey along the road of life.

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28,000 Students

We are the 4th largest district in Minnesota, serving learners from the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Lakeville and Inver Grove Heights, and Empire and Vermillion townships.

92% Graduation Rate

Our graduation rate exceeds the state average by 10 points.

4,000 Staff

Our high-quality, diverse workforce includes 2,100 licensed teachers and administrators, of which more than half of whom hold master’s or specialist’s degrees.

24 Average ACT Score

Our graduates scored nearly two points higher than the nation-leading Minnesota average on the ACT college admissions test.

33 Schools

Our 19 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 6 high schools and 2 schools for students with special needs offer boundless opportunities for our students to pursue their hopes and dreams.
From academics to arts and athletics, enroll today to experience all that District 196 has to offer.

Our Schools

Great work can only come from great partnerships. Here are just a few of our amazing supporters:

The Urgency Room
First State Bank of Rosemount
Horace Mann Insurance and Financial Services
All Stars Montessori
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