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Welcome back, elementary students!

Students in grades preK-2 and special education students in grades preK-5 will return to school January 21. Check off important information to make sure you're ready!

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Free family technology help available in January

Register for a free session and connect with a District 196 tech expert. Get your questions answered and learn more about Seesaw, Schoology, the iPad and more.

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Magnet application window for 2021-22 school year now open

Submit an application by Jan. 6, 2021, to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools and by Feb. 10, 2021 for Valley Middle School of STEM.

Apply today!

Stay updated on COVID 19 data in the county and district by visiting our dashboard

District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard

Our virtual dashboard is updated every Thursday using data from district reports and local and state public health officials.

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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.

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.

STORIES OF INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DISTRICT 196