Independent School District 196

Independent School District 196
Independent School District 196
Type and location
Type Public
Grades K-12
Region Minnesota
Country USA
Location Dakota County, Minnesota
District Info
Superintendent Jane Berenz[1]
Budget $323,061,253
Students and staff
Students 27,679[2]
Teachers 2100
Staff 4000
Athletic Conference South Suburban Conference
Other information

Independent School District 196 is a K-12 public school district located in the south suburban Twin Cities, near both Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota.

Also known as the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, District 196 serves approximately 28,300 students in grades Early Childhood-12 and is Minnesota's fourth largest school district. The 110-square-mile (280 km2) district boundary includes all or part of seven cities - Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville - and rural Empire and Vermillion townships.

District 196 has 18 elementary schools (grades k-5), six middle schools (grades 6-8), four high schools (grades 9-12), the School of Environmental Studies optional high school (grades 11-12), the Area Learning Center alternative high school (grades 9-12) and Dakota Ridge special education school (grades k-12). (School attendance boundary maps and address search)

The district has been honored with six National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence awards and numerous state and nationally recognized programs in academics, the arts and athletics.

District 196 is consistently recognized among the nation's top school districts.[citation needed]


District 196 High Schools

All four District 196 high schools compete in the South Suburban Conference of the Minnesota State High School League.

In order of age:

District 196 Middle Schools

Eagan, MN

  • Red Pine Elementary
  • Northview Elementary
  • Deerwood Elementary
  • Pinewood Elementary
  • Glacier Hills Elementary (magnet school)
  • Thomas Lake Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Oak Ridge Elementary

Burnsville, MN

  • Echo Park Elementary

Apple Valley, MN

  • Highland Elementary
  • Greenleaf Elementary
  • Westview Elementary
  • Southview Elementary
  • Diamond Path Elementary (magnet school)
  • Cedar Park Elementary (magnet school)

Rosemount, MN

  • Rosemount Elementary
  • Shannon Park Elementary

Lakeville, MN

  • Parkview Elementary

District 196 Demographics (Revised annually)

Total population – 145,796
Total households – 51,181
60 percent with pre-school and school-age children
Nearly one-third of all district residents are under age 18


  1. ^
  2. ^ MN Department of Education Enrollment Statistics

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