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Help define the 'Desired Daily Experience' in District 196

Themes identified in these surveys and at upcoming focus groups is critical to our current strategic planning work.

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Voters elect Mohamed, Virnig and Coulson to District 196 School Board

More than 20,000 voters cast ballots in the School Soard election, representing 20.8 percent of registered voters. 

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Magnet application window for 2022-23 school year now open

Submit an application by Jan. 5, 2022, to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools and by Feb. 9, 2022 for Valley Middle School of STEM.

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Proposed attendance-area adjustments aim to ease crowding at RHS, RMS

The proposal is part of a larger process to address future growth and facility needs. Community listening sessions are Oct. 18 and 19.

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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, 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.

89% 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.


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


Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124