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Principal Drew Mons welcomes high school students into school.

School Board delays decision to shift secondary to in-person as COVID cases rise

Middle and high school students will remain in hybrid after spring break, with the board reexamining a return date at its April 12 regular meeting.

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Learn virtually with 196Online

Interested in having your child continue online learning for 2021-22? Check out 196Online, our new virtual school. Join our enrollment waitlist. 

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Additional food benefits available through federal EBT program

District 196 families who receive free or reduced-price meals, or whose income has been affected by COVID-19 are eligible.

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Stay updated on COVID 19 data in the county and district by visiting our dashboard

District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard

Our virtual dashboard is updated every Thursday using data from district reports and local and state public health officials.

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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.

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.


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