Independent School District 196 spent less per pupil on general fund operating expenditures in fiscal year 2021 than the averages for school districts statewide, in the metro area, and Minnesota’s 10-largest districts.
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.
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.
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.
The District 196 School Board, at its Sept. 26 regular meeting, approved a proposed 2022 (payable 2023) property tax levy at the maximum amount allowed by the state. The proposed levy is $132,640,542, an increase of $7,874,520 or 6.3% compared to the levy for payable 2022 property taxes.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced the hiring of Allyson Garin as the district’s communications coordinator. She started Sept. 8 to fill the vacant position.
Forty-one District 196 seniors are receiving special recognition this fall for scores they achieved on a national standardized test they took last year as juniors.
The yearlong campaign provides opportunities for students and families to get information and have discussions about digital citizenship and well-being.
As District 196 continues to grow, upgrades to facilities are needed. The telephone survey will be conducted late September.
Independent School District 196 is ranked fourth of the 50 Minnesota employers that made Forbes’ annual list of Best-in-State Employers for 2022.
For the eighth year in a row, the District 196 Finance Department has received the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International.
District 196 is exceeding state averages on statewide reading, math and science tests given last spring, according to results released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Aug. 26.
The College Board recognized 625 District 196 high school students for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) course exams taken during the 2021-22 school year.
District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger today announced the promotion of Dr. Stacey Buchwald from interim principal to principal of Valley Middle School of STEM in Apple Valley, effective immediately.
This year’s award recognizes the preparation and issuance of the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2021.
Otte-Phillips has more than 16 years of experience working as a special education educator.
The Educational Benefits applications ensures students have access to nutritious meals and provides critical funding for schools.
The total population of District 196 is estimated at 163,960 residents, according to projections by the State Demographic Center.