Our school district, Independent School District #196 in Apple Valley, Rosemount and Eagan, has more than 28,000 students.
More than 50 percent of Apple Valley households have preschool- and/or school-age children. We’re all about families!
For 15 straight years, Independent School District #196 has received the “What Parents Want Award” from the nationally renowned SchoolMatch organization. The number one question the Chamber hears from incoming residents renting or buying is, “Exactly what are the boundaries of District 196, as we heard you have one of the top districts in Minnesota and even the U.S.?” Our one-of-a-kind School of Environmental Studies located at the Minnesota Zoo is a high school that produces students who are looking to protect our environment and secure our future. It is ahead of its time!