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District 196 makes Forbes list of Minnesota’s best employers again

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Twelve candidates file for four open seats on district school board

Twelve residents of Independent School District 196 filed candidacy for the School Board.

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National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament

District 196 students and schools earn national speech and debate honors

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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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The District 196 School Board on Tuesday approved the sale of $300 million in general obligation facilities maintenance and school building bonds to raise funds to pay for construction of facilities improvements that were approved by district voters in a bond referendum special election in May.


Eastview High School 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, 55124
Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Rosemount High School, 3335 142nd Street West, Rosemount, MN 55068