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District 196 enrollment down 1 percent due to COVID-19 decisions

Enrollment declined by 215 students, with families choosing educational alternatives or keeping kindergarten-eligible students out of school.

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Highland Elementary School students climb on a jungle gym

Highland Elementary named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education recognition is for Highland's efforts to close the achievement gap.

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Superintendent Kreger talking with students on the first day of school.

District 196 focusing on safety, equity and achievement 

Superintendent Mary M. Kreger shared an update for 2020-21, in which she outlines the district's goal for this unprecedented school year.

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Boy getting a piece of pizza in a lunch line

Free meals extended for District 196 students

The USDA has temporarily extended its free meals program, which will provide students with breakfast and lunch regardless of their learning model. 

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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 23

Our graduates scored nearly two points higher than the nation-leading Minnesota average on the ACT college admissions test.

92% graduation rate

Our graduation rate exceeds the state average by 10 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DISTRICT 196