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District 196 adds texting as an option for communication

Parent/guardians can now choose to receive text messages about important updates, weather cancellations or delays and school reminders by texting "Y" to 67587. 

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District 196 School Board OKs staffing improvements from approved levy

Allocations include improvements to classroom teacher staffing and additional mental health supports for students. 


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Oak Ridge Elementary receives 2020 STEM Innovation Award

The award, presented by Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota, recognizes schools' creative and innovative ways to increase student participation and interest in STEM.

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District 196 winter weather protocols

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures are all part of Minnesota winters. Here's how we address and communicate during inclement weather.

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At a Glance

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.

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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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.


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