Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan – District 196

General Information

School District Name:  District 196 – Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan

School Website:

School Contact:  Tony Tashner

Phone Number:  651-423-7775

Email Address:

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 27,400 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. It has been awarded the Finance Award 13 years in a row. 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), an Area Learning Center alternative high school (grades 9-12), five of the 18 elementary schools are magnet schools and one of the six middle schools is also a magnet school, Dakota Ridge special education school (grades k-12), Transition Plus and Pathway special education schools, and two learning centers for early childhood and Adult Basic Education.


Superintendent & Director Information

Superintendent of School:  Jane K. Berenz – 651-423-7736

Director of Special Education:  Mary Kreger – 651-423-7631

Director of Communications:  Mr. Tony Taschner – 651-423-7775

Director of Technology:  Coordinator Ed Heier – 651-423-7793

Director of Community Education:  Khia Brown – 651-423-7721

Director of Elementary Education:  Sally Soliday – 651-423-7739

Director of Secondary Education:  Mark Parr – 651-423-7724

Director of Teaching and Learning:  Steve Troen – 651-423-7739

Director of Finance:  Jeff Solomon – 651-423-7739

Director of Human Resources:  Tom Pederstuen – 651-423-7759


Facilities Information

Elementary Schools # of Buildings:  18

Elementary Schools # of Students:

Middle Schools # of Buildings:  6

Middle Schools # of Students:

High Schools # of Buildings:  6

High Schools # of Students:

Open Enrollment?  Yes

Student/Staff Ratio

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Expenditures Per Pupil

Elementary Schools:  $11,091.18

Middle Schools:  $11,091.18

High Schools:  $11,091.18


Buses Available:  Yes


Hot Lunch:  Yes

Breakfast:  Yes

Grading Policies

Elementary Schools:  Other Grading

Middle Schools:  Letter Grading

High Schools:  Letter Grading

Percentage of Schools Accredited

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Percentage Staff Degrees

Bachelors: 100%



Certified Staff

Elementary Art:  Yes

Elementary Phys. Ed.:  Yes

Elementary Music:  Yes

Elementary Media:  Yes

Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities:

Classes Offered

Middle Schools
High School
Marching Band
Concert Jazz
Chorus/Show Choir
Adv. Computers
AP Classes

Ratio of Students to Computers

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Learning Alternatives:

Percentage of Seniors Who Attended

Community College (2 year):  90% all combined

Vocational or Technical (2 year):  90% all combined

College or University (4 year):  90% all combined

ACT Statistics

Average ACT Score:  24.1

Percentage of Students Taking ACT:  76%

SAT Statistics

Average Math Score:

Average Verbal Score:

Percentage of Students Taking SAT:

National Merit Scholars

National Merit Scholars:  55

Commended:  41

Finalist:  14


Programs for Gifted & Talented:

College in the Schools
Advanced Placement
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
Young Scholars

Special Education Programs:  Yes

Other Special Programs Worth Mentioning:

Fab Lab
TV Studios

College in the Schools
Fab Lab


Baseball:  Boys

Basketball:  Boys/Girls

CC Running:  Boys/Girls

CC Skiing:  Boys/Girls

Competition Cheer:  Girls

Dance Team:  Girls

Downhill Skiing:  Boys/Girls

Football:  Boys

Golf:  Boys/Girls

Gymnastics:  Girls

Ice Hockey:  Boys/Girls

Lacrosse:  Boys/Girls

Soccer:  Boys/Girls

Softball:  Girls

Swimming:  Boys/Girls

Tennis:  Boys/Girls

Track & Field:  Boys/Girls

Volleyball:  Girls

Wrestling:  Boys

Other:  Figure Skating

Adapted Athletics Offered:  Soccer, Floor Hockey, Softball

Intramural Programs Offered:  Yes

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