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Three district 196 grads are participating in the 2020 olympics

Three District 196 grads going for gold at Tokyo Olympics

Gable Steveson, Mallory Weggemann and Payton Otterdahl will represent Team USA during the summer games.

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Students from Apple Valley High School pose with their trophies.

District 196 high schools debate their way to the top at nationals

All four high schools earned top finishes, three schools were named Schools of Outstanding Distinction and two students won championships at the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament.

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Students work on a project to plant trees.

District 196 summer programming

Explore our updated COVID-19 protocols for the summer, free meals information and course offerings.

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Superintendent Kreger’s statement from June 14 School Board meeting

“We will continue to promote a culture of acceptance, understanding and achievement for all students and families in District 196.”

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Children picking up meals at a neighborhood site.

How to get free summer meals for children

Free breakfast and lunch kits will be available this summer to any child, up to 18 years old, at five District 196 schools. The Open Door Pantry will also have locations throughout the district.

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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.

89% graduation rate

Our graduation rate exceeds the state average by five 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.

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Students of the Year for 2020-21 were selected by teachers and administrators at all four, four-year high schools in District 196. Students were selected based on their academic performance and participation in the given subject area during their high school career. The 2020-21 Students of the Year in District 196 are listed below by school and subject.