Each school will share site-specific details about the change at their building. There will be no school for all preschool and elementary students only Nov. 19 and 20.
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.
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 recommendation comes following increasing difficulty staffing our schools and rapidly rising COVID-19 rates. The decision will go before the School Board for approval at a special meeting Nov. 16.
Applications must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2021, for elementary magnet schools and by Feb. 10, 2021 for Valley Middle School of STEM. Applications for the School of Environmental Studies are accepted throughout the year.
The average composite score for District 196 students is 22.7 out of a possible 36. The district average is 2.1 points higher than the national average of 20.6
Due to rising case rates and increased community spread of COVID-19, our middle school and high school students will shift to full-time distance. Elementary students will remain in hybrid.
The district has a process and timeline for determining when to shift to a different learning model based on multiple data points and factors.
Of the 29,008 total students enrolled this year, approximately 9,000 are in the 196 Digital Academy full-time distance learning option and the other 20,000 are participating in the district’s hybrid learning model.
Both calendars are based on an all in-person learning model, although the district does plan to continue to offer the 196 Digital Academy as an all distance learning option for families.
The proposed levy is $121,465,415, an increase of $5,388,113 or 4.6 percent compared to the levy for payable 2020 property taxes.
The EAC has authority to make recommendations to the Superintendent’s Cabinet on potential changes needed to ensure equitable practices and systems are in place in District 196.
Highland Elementary was selected for its exemplary work in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.
Register now for fall learning opportunities. As always, the safety of you, your family and our staff is our primary concern.
Twelve district students are semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program and 44 are National Merit commended students.
District 196 students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every school day, whether in school or distance learning at home. A la carte items available at school are not included in this program.
Find information about free school meals, back-to-school information and safety protocols in a message from Superintendent Kreger.