The District 196 School Board gave the administration approval to take the next steps in developing plans to add artificial turf fields at each of the district’s four high schools over the next two years.
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.
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 academic calendar for 2020-21 has been revised to include two days off school October 15 and 16 for the Minnesota Educators Academy (MEA) conference.
Students from three District 196 high schools celebrated their academic and athletic achievements this fall by announcing their collegiate commitments.
Eastview High School students received a dose of financial reality this fall participating in a “Reality Fair” sponsored by Wings Financial.
Parents interested in having their child attend a District 196 magnet school for next school year can now apply. Enrollment at magnet schools is determined by a lottery and is limited to space available.
Voters in District 196 approved a levy referendum question and elected incumbent School Board members Jackie Magnuson, Joel Albright and Sachin Isaacs, and newcomer Cory Johnson.
District 196 students scored higher than the state and national averages on the ACT college admissions test in 2019. The average composite score for District 196 students is 23.0 out of a possible 36.
Lifelong distance runner and Eastview High School cross-country and track and field coach Tom Sharp has completed several times before. But this year’s running of the Twin Cities Marathon was a more rewarding challenge than previous marathons, as he crossed the finish line pushing junior Ryan Costley.
District 196 students and staff stood up for kindness and spoke out against bullying on Oct. 23 in recognition of Unity Day. The annual day is held in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month efforts each October.
For the 17th year in a row, District 196 has earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). “This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting,” said ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis.
Enrollment in District 196 reached a new all-time high this year and is projected to continue growing over the next several years. As of Oct. 1 there were 29,223 students enrolled.
The 12 District 196 residents vying for four open seats on the School Board will answer questions and share their ideas at a candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., at Rosemount City Hall.
District 196 high school students who participated in the College in the Schools (CIS) program during the 2018-19 school year earned a combined 6,185 college credits valued at more than $3.1 million, according to a value statement released by the University of Minnesota’s CIS program.
The District 196 School Board approved a proposed 2019 (payable 2020) property tax levy increase of 1.5 percent. Based on calculations provided by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the district’s maximum proposed levy for payable 2020 property taxes is $96,771,258, which is $1.5 million or 1.5 percent more than the current levy of $95,300,391.
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/.