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November 7, 2023 School Board Election Results

Unofficial results of the District 196 School Board election are available on the Secretary of State’s website

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Magnet application window for 2024-25 school year now open

Submit an application by Jan. 5, 2024, to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools, by Dec. 15, 2023 for Valley Middle School of STEM, and by Dec. 22, 2023 for the School of Environmental Studies (SES High School)

Apply today!

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

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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.

Educating, developing, and inspiring our students for lifelong success.

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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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.

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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.