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Get ready for the 2022-23 school year!

Secondary students begin August 31, and elementary students begin Sept. 6. We are excited to welcome you back!

Back-to-School Resources

apply for educational benefits at district196.org/edbenefits

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 22.7

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, Lakeville and Inver Grove Heights, and Empire and Vermillion townships.

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.

STORIES OF INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Diamond Path School of International Studies, 14455 Diamond Path, Apple Valley, MN 55124

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DISTRICT 196