District 196 has added text messaging to the list of ways we communicate. Parents/guardians must opt-in to receive text messages by texting “Y” to 67587.
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.
Representatives from approximately 30 colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information about educational opportunities, campus life, financial aid and the college application process.
Apple Valley High School has earned its 13th trip to the state One-Act Play Festival and is one of eight Class AA high schools to perform Friday, Feb. 7 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul.
Fifty-seven District 196 students were selected by audition to participate in state honor choirs for grades 7-10 sponsored by the American Choral Directors’ Association of Minnesota.
Cedar Park, Diamond Path and Glacier Hills elementary schools received a 2020 School of Excellence Award, and Oak Ridge Elementary was named a 2020 School of Distinction.
Future City is a national, project-based learning experience where middle school students imagine, research, design and build cities of the future that showcase their solutions to a citywide sustainability issue.
Eastview High School junior Layla Foster won a state championship and 11 other District 196 students advanced to the elimination rounds of the state debate tournament.
District 196 high schools qualified 167 students to compete at state business conferences that will be held in March.
FeePay system is back online, however Sourcewell has said families may still experience some intermittent disruptions with this transition. They have provided guidance for the most common situations that may occur.
The approval implements improvements to classroom teacher staffing and additional mental health support for students promised as part of the operating levy referendum approved by district voters in November.
The District 196 School Board held its annual organization meeting to affirm appointments and committee assignments.
District 196 high school students had top finishes at the Section 3 debate tournament Jan. 10-11 and qualified to compete at the state debate tournament Jan. 17-18 at the University of Minnesota.
The Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Awards recognize high school juniors who are active in fine arts and athletic activities, who demonstrate leadership qualities and who are model citizens in their community.
Oak Ridge recently implemented “STEM to GO!” kits that students take home to tinker with kid-friendly science, technology, engineering and math projects and experiments.
Some families may be experiencing difficulties updating their FeePay accounts during the system update. We have provided a helpful solution.