The three-part optional experience includes a diploma cover presentation and photo opportunity, followed by a parade on graduation day and a video released shortly after.
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.
Superintendent Mary Kreger provides an update on summer programs and meals and a message to the Class of 2020, and shares remarks about the recent events in Minnesota.
Our Community Education program is working hard every day to ensure a variety of learning opportunities for your engagement, enrichment and inspiration! Check out what's in store for summer.
Members of the graduating Class of 2020 in District 196 will be serving in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation and three received appointments to enroll at military academies.
Hughes will fill the position currently held by Mary Jelinek, who will retire at the end of this school year after a 29-year career in District 196, the last 23 as principal of Thomas Lake. Hughes will officially take over as principal July 1.
The purpose of the LAC is to increase citizen participation in the legislative process and community understanding of legislative issues and how they impact District 196. Applications are due June 12.
Kusch will officially take over July 1 for Rich Wendorff, who is retiring at the end of this school year after 27 years of service in District 196, including the last 19 as principal at Black Hawk.
With new guidance from the state, the committee can complete its work on a plan that fits the required guidelines and celebrates our students.
Schultz will fill a vacancy created with the resignation of current Echo Park Principal Scott Thomas at the end of this school year. He will officially take over as principal July 1.
They are role models for the youth of our community, helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful, contributing members of society.
There will be no distance learning May 1 and 4, however free meals will still be available. Also, students will be able to keep devices this summer.
All of our high schools rank in the top 60, with Eastview and Eagan both in the top 10 among Minnesota high schools.
All cocurricular activities and on-site events are also canceled. Alternate plans for graduation are currently being discussed.
Eagan and Rosemount are the first two of four artificial turf projects that will be completed over the next 16 months.