School Hours

• Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
• Teacher Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
• Student Hours: 9:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.


Student Absences

Please call 952-423-7619 to report any student absences



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Dakota Ridge is a school for students with special education services in district 196 who face social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Dakota Ridge provides a safe place for students to work on social, emotional and behavioral regulation and increase pro-social behavior.


Dakota Ridge uses district curriculum and has a variety of specialists to support student success.  Based on each student’s level of necessary support, staff at Dakota Ridge collaborates with schools in the district to develop programming for each student.