The district average is 2.6 points higher than the national average of 20.3 and 1.3 points higher than the Minnesota average of 21.6.
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.
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.
District 196 enrollment is up 78 students (0.27 percent) this year to 29,086 total students, according to the Oct. 1, 2021 enrollment count.
There are four proposed high school changes and four proposed middle school changes. Recommendations are part of larger process to address projected growth and facilities needs.
The first two days will be “snow days” with no regular classes at school or online. Any additional days beyond the first two will be E-Learning Days.
Forty-nine District 196 seniors are receiving special recognition this fall for scores they achieved on a national standardized test taken last year as juniors.
The proposed levy is $124,898,864, an increase of $3,433,449 or 2.83 percent compared to the levy for payable 2021 property taxes.
While spending less per pupil in total, District 196 spent a higher percentage on regular classroom instruction compared to the averages statewide, in the metro area and the 10-largest districts.
Three of the seven at-large positions on the School Board are up for election. Cast your ballot early by absentee, in person during election week or on Election Day.
For the 19th year in a row, District 196 has earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).
The District 196 School Board virtual forum is Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7-8:30 p.m. It will be available online after for viewing.
State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. Review these before the first day of school.
The College Board recognized 646 District 196 high school students for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) course exams taken during the 2020-21 school year.
Face masks will be required in all District 196 buildings beginning Monday, August 30 because the spread of COVID-19 in Dakota County is currently at a “high transmission level.
The District 196 Area Learning Center (ALC) high school program will be located in the new building to start the school year this fall.
Sixteen District 196 residents filed affidavits of candidacy for three open seats in the Nov. 2, 2021 School Board election. Two of the three incumbents and 14 challengers filed.