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.
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.
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.
Eastview High School Band Director Matt Gullickson has been named to Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” list recognizing music educators across the country.
Two District 196 elementary magnet schools have been selected for recognition in Magnet Schools of America’s 2023 Merit Awards program. Echo Park Elementary School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology is being recognized as a School of Distinction and Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science is one of only 24 schools in the nation to be selected a Top School of Excellence.
Rosemount Middle School English Teacher Alissa Standon is one of 113 nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Award sponsor Education Minnesota, the state’s educators’ union, announced nominees Jan. 26.
District 196 middle school students took two of the top five spots and seven of the 18 special awards at the Regional Future City Competition held Jan. 21 at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount.
Sixteen students representing all four comprehensive high schools in District 196 were nominated for the Minnesota State High School League’s annual citizenship and leadership awards for the 2022-23 school year.
Twenty District 196 students qualified to compete in this year’s state debate tournament January 13-14 at the University of Minnesota and 12 advanced to the final rounds of competition in their category, including four who finished as runners-up.
District 196 School Board Chair Cory Johnson was elected to the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Board of Directors Jan. 13 during MSBA’s annual Leadership Conference in Minneapolis.
District 196 is facing an important decision on facilities that has implications for every school in the district
The 2023-24 academic calendar approved by the District 196 School Board Nov. 14 is very similar to this year's calendar, with students at all levels starting before Labor Day.
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.
The Rosemount High School girls’ soccer team defeated Edina 1-0 to win the Class AAA state championship early Friday morning, Nov. 4, at US Bank Stadium