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District 196 winter weather protocols

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures are all part of Minnesota winters. Here's how we address and communicate during inclement weather.

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District 196 calendar for 2020-21 revised to include two days off for MEA

The School Board approved revisions to next year's academic calendar and changed October 15 and 16 to no school days for the Minnesota Educators Academy conference.

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District 196 voters approve levy and elect four School Board members

Voters approved a levy referendum question and elected incumbent School Board members Jackie Magnuson, Joel Albright and Sachin Isaacs, and newcomer Cory Johnson.

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District 196 magnet school application period opens

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 school year.

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At a Glance

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.

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.

Tom Sharp and Ryan Costley cross the finish line at the Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 6.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley
Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley
Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley
Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley
Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley
Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street W, Apple Valley