Voters in Independent School District 196 can begin casting their ballots on the levy referendum question and School Board election beginning Friday, Sept. 20. Information about the Nov. 5 levy referendum is available at www.District196.org/Levy2019/.
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 24
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.
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.
Forty-five District 196 seniors are receiving special recognition this fall for scores they achieved on a national standardized test taken last year as juniors.
The College Board recognized 766 District 196 high school students for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) course exams taken during the 2018-19 school year.
Of the 31 Minnesota cities with populations of 30,000 or greater in 2019, the four with the lowest tax rates are all District 196 communities and a fifth is in the lowest 10.
The Apple Valley Eagles will take on the Chaska Hawks Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. as part of the second year of prep spotlight games at TCO Stadium on the Minnesota Vikings headquarters campus in Eagan.
The District 196 School Board approved a new two-year agreement with members of Dakota County United Educators (DCUE), representing the more than 2,100 teachers and school nurses in District 196.
District 196 is exceeding state averages in test scores, according to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), who today released results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series III (MCA-III) and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) data.
In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it should be no surprise that one of the fastest growing high school sports takes place on the water and involves a net. Rosemount High School fielded its first fishing team last year.
District 196 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools have all scheduled back-to-school open houses, orientation sessions and information nights that will be held in August and September.
Becky Melville is hired to be the next principal of Falcon Ridge Middle School. She replaces Noel Mehus, who retired in June following a 14-year career as principal at Falcon Ridge.
Forty-two District 196 high school students were named all-state musicians by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) for the 2019-20 school year.
Four of the seven at-large positions on the School Board of Independent School District 196 are up for election in the Nov. 5, 2019 General School Board Election.
For the fifth year in a row, Eagan High School was named one of the top-10 Schools of Outstanding Distinction and Apple Valley and Eastview high schools were two of the top-20 Speech Schools of Excellence at the National Speech and Debate Tournament June 16-21 in Dallas.