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Learn about and comment on possible facilities improvements

Gain more knowledge about possible facilities improvements and provide your feedback by Friday, December 7.

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Magnet application window for 2023-24 school year now open

Submit an application by Jan. 5, 2023, to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools, by Dec. 2, 2022 for Valley Middle School of STEM, and by Dec. 20, 2022 for the School of Environmental Studies (SES High School)

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District 196 ranks #4 on Forbes’ list of best employers in Minnesota

Independent School District 196 is ranked fourth of the 50 Minnesota employers that made Forbes’ annual list of Best-in-State Employers for 2022.

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Meal Accounts

Add money to your child’s meal account, view purchases, set low balance alerts and pay school fees using PayPams.

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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 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.

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World War II veteran Al Yeager received a standing ovation from students, staff and guests at Apple Valley High Schools' Veterans Day Assembly Friday, November 11.

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All District 196 stakeholders are invited to attend one of three meetings Nov. 15, 16 and 17 to get information about facilities, equipment and space needs in District 196, and provide feedback on possible improvements being considered to meet those needs in the state’s fourth largest school district.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Eastview High School 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, 55124
Eastview High School 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, 55124
Eastview High School 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, 55124
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Oak Ridge School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Eagan, MN 55122

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DISTRICT 196