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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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Early in-person voting is open for School Board election

Early in-person voting is offered at the District Office and Dakota County Administration Center in Hastings through Nov. 1. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. 

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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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District 196 students continue to outscore state and national ACT averages

The average composite score for District 196 students increased by 0.2 to 22.9 points out of a possible 36. Minnesota is also one of the highest-scoring state in the nation.

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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.


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