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Class of 2022 to celebrate commencement during May and June ceremonies

More than 2,100 students are set to graduate from District 196 schools.

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District 196 addressing student mental health through multidisciplinary approach

Our collaborative work brings together school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists and school nurses.

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District 196 students sound off at state speech and debate tournament

Students from Apple Valley, Eastview and Eagan high schools took home five of 13 state speech titles and 26 medals.

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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.

88.5% 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.


Sharing stories of Academic, Art and Athletic successes from around the District.


Dakota Ridge School, 4629 144th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124