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District 196 voters approve $493 million in capital improvements

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Legislative Advisory Council at Minnesota Capital on February 14, 2023

Legislative priorities focus on state funding

Review the district’s 2023 Legislative Priorities and learn about recent advocacy efforts at the Legislature.

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District 196 middle schools well represented at Future City competition

District 196 middle school students took two of the top five spots and seven of the 18 special awards at the Regional Future City Competition.

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Our Focus in 2022-23

For this school year, District 196 is focusing on Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating! These guiding words will drive us to build strong relationships, achieve our goals and celebrate achievements.

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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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One District. Infinite Possibilities.

We are nationally recognized for providing boundless opportunities in which students can learn and grow. At District 196, the sky's the limit. 

Average ACT Score 21.5

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

88.5% graduation rate

Our graduation rate exceeds the state average by five points.

29,000 students

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

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.


Sharing stories of Academic, Art and Athletic successes from around the District.

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Students of the Year for 2022-23 were selected by teachers and administrators at all four comprehensive high schools in District 196. Students were selected based on their academic performance and participation in the given subject area during their high school career.

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District 196 residents are invited to apply for membership on the district’s Budget Advisory Council (BAC). The district’s Finance Department is accepting applications through April 30 for one parent/guardian/resident position, one school principal position and one district employee (non-licensed) position. The term for all three positions is for three years, beginning July 1, 2023.


Eastview High School 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, 55124