Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan – District 196

School District

196 – Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan

School Website

http://www.isd196.k12.mn.us

School Contact

Tony Taschner

 

651-423-7775

 

tony.taschner@district196.org

 

 

Independent School District 196 is a state and nationally recognized K-12 public school district located in the south suburban Twin Cities, conveniently accessible to both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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 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)

District 196 has six National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and numerous state and nationally recognized programs in academics, the arts and athletics.

For the 13th consecutive year, District 196 was recognized among the nation’s top school districts as having the qualities parents want most. (What Parents Want Award)

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. John D. Currie

651-423-7736

Community Education

Mr. Ram R. Singh

651-4263-7722

Elementary Education

Dr. Julie Olson

651-423-7782

Secondary Education

Mr. Mark Parr

651-423-7712

Guidance Services

Mrs. Kathy Funston

651-423-7649

Special Education Services

Ms. Sue Backman

651-423-7628

Director of Fine Arts

Mrs. Kathy Funston

651-423-7649

Athletic Director

Mr. John Currie

651-423-7712

Communications

Mr. Tony Taschner

651-423-7775

Gifted and Talented Director

Ms. Michelle DeMers

952-423-7856

Computer Education Director

Mr. Ed Heier

651-423-7793

Curriculum

Mrs. Kathy Funston

651-423-7649

High School Guidance

Ms. Kathy Bronner

952-431-8226

High School Special Ed.

Mr. Ben Fisher

952-431-5237

High School Fine Arts

Mr. Joe Wycoff

952-431-8202

High School Athletics

Mr. Scott Larson

952-431-8204

High School Information

Mr. Steve Degenaar

952-431-8200

High School Computer Ed.

Mr. Byron Tracy

952-431-5260

 

Facilities:

Elementary Schools

No.Buildings:18

Students:11.500

Middle Schools

No. Buildings:6

Students:6,500

High Schools

No. Buildings:6

Students:9,100

Open Enrollment

Yes

 

 

Student Staff Ratio:

 

Elementary Schools

21 to 1 

Middle Schools

20 to 1

High Schools

19.3 to 1

 

 

Expenditures Per Pupil:

 

Elementary Schools

$7,829

Middle Schools

$7,829

High Schools

$7,829

 

 

Transportation:

 

Bus Available:

Yes

 

 

Kindergarten:

Half Day

 

 

Hot Lunch:

 

Hot Lunch Available:

Yes

 

 

Grading Policies

 

Elementary Schools

Other Grading

Middle Schools

Letter Grading

High Schools

Letter Grading

 

 

Percentage of Schools Accredited

 

Elementary Schools

0%  

Middle Schools

0%

High Schools

0%

Note: Six District 197 schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Dept. of Education (similar to the accreditation process)

 

 

Percentage Staff Degrees:

 

Bachelors:

100%

Masters:

67%

PhD’s:

8%

 

 

Certified Staff

 

Elementary

 

Elem Art:

Yes

Elem Phys. Ed:

Yes

Elem Music:

Yes

Elem Media:

Yes

 

 

Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities: 35

 

 

Classes Offered:

 

Middle School:

 

Band:

Yes

 

Choir:

Yes

 

Orchestra:

No

French:

Yes

Spanish:

Yes

German:

Yes

Adv. Computers:

Yes

 

 

High School:

 

Band:

Yes

Choir: 

Yes

Orchestra:

No

French:

Yes

Spanish:

Yes

German:

Yes

Adv. Computers

Yes

Adv. Calculus:

Yes

 

 

Ratio Students to Computers:

 

Elementary Schools

6to 1

Middle Schools

6 to 1

High Schools

6 to 1

Learning Alternatives

 

 

 

Percentage of Seniors who went to:

 

Community College

2 Year

20%*

Vocational or Tech

2 Year

70%*

College or University

4 Year

90%

* Combined

 

ACT Statistics:

 

Average ACT Scores

23.4

Percentage of Students taking ACT

78%

 

 

SAT Statistics:

 

Average Math Score

N/A

Average Verbal Score

N/A

Percentage of Students taking SAT

N/A

 

 

National Merit Scholars:

 

Commended

26

Finalist

14

 

 

Programs for Gifted and Talented:

Yes

Special Education   Programs:

Yes

 

 

Athletics:

Baseball

Boys

Basketball

Boys/Girls

Football

Boys

Ice Hockey

Boys/Girls

Downhill Skiing

Boys/Girls

CC Skiing

Boys/Girls

Tennis

Boys/Girls

Golf

Boys/Girls

Softball

Girls

Sync Swimming

N/A

Dance

Girls

Swimming

Boys/Girls

Wrestling

Boys

Volleyball

Boys/Girls

Track

Boys/Girls

CC Running

Boys/Girls

Gymnastics

Girls

Soccer

Boys/Girls

 

 

Broomball

N/A

 

 

Dance Team

N/A

 

 

Badminton

N/A

Other: 

 

 

 

 

Intramural Programs:

 

Baseball

N/A

Soccer

Boys/Girls

Basketball

Boys/Girls

Softball

Boys/Girls

Lacrosse

Boys/Girls

Touch Football  

N/A

Other:

Volleyball: N/A

 

 

 

Special Programs worth mentioning: