School District Name:
Inver Grove Heights Schools

Website: (Coverage Map)

Contact Information

(651) 306-7800
2990 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Inver Grove Heights Schools


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Inver Grove Heights Schools is a public school district of 3,600 students in preschool through 12th grade. The district seeks to inspire students, innovate in its programming, and help students excel and make a positive impact on our community.

ISD 199 includes HilltopPine Bend, and Salem Hills elementary schools, Inver Grove Heights Middle School, and Simley High School. Salem Hills also offers the Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program, a National Blue Ribbon School, for high-achieving students in grades 2-5, and Simley’s award-winning Alternative Learning Program provides a smaller learning environment with individualized curriculum to support eligible juniors and seniors.

IGH Early Learning
‘s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes support parents with new babies and develop the foundational skills of children birth through 3 years old to ensure success in school and beyond. TriDistrict Community Education provides a wide variety of enrichment classes for adults and youth in Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, and parts of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, and Eagan.


Inver Grove Heights Schools (IGHS)

IGHS serves roughly 3,800 students. We also offer a gifted magnet program and Atheneum. Which is available for eligible students in grades 2-5. The program was created in 2002. IGHS plans to meet the needs of students as well as parents. As well as advancing their interests. Students can expand their learning through honors classes in middle school. And a variety of academic programs in high school. This includes a large list of Advanced Placement courses and college preparatory programs in partnership with local colleges.

Community Education is part of our district. Which also offers many different programs for learners of all ages. This includes Early Childhood Family Education, Adult Basic Education, and community education classes. These classes are available for both children and adults.

The strategic plan also plays an important role in strengthening the relationship between all involved. This includes staff, parents and the public.


Our Vision

To create a learning environment to provide high student fulfillment. That way all students are prepared for lifelong learning. IGHS has high academic standards and expectations. As well as a record of outstanding student achievement. Most important, this is in and out of the classroom.


Our Mission

Inspire. Innovate. Excel.
A Community Commitment.


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
National Demonstration School: 
Designates schools that use teaching practices that are proven to help all students succeed and experience rigorous work. The few demonstration schools act as learning centers for other educators interested in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) system.

  • Inver Grove Heights Middle School designated in 2018
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Readers’ Choice Best School in the Southeastern Metro: 
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  • Simley High School chosen five times between 2008-2019 Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)
Star of Innovation Award: 
The Star of Innovation Award recognizes exemplary and innovative secondary school programming. 

  • Simley Alternative Learning Program awarded in 2012
  • Simley Academic Enhancement Program awarded in 2016
  • Simley Certified Nursing Program awarded in 2019 Minnesota Department of Education
Badge of Excellence: 
The Minnesota Department of Education awards Badges of Excellence to schools that show outstanding success and improvement in different areas that affect every student’s education. 

  • The Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program earned Badges of Excellence for Consistent Attendance, Reading Progress, and Math Progress in 2018.
  • Pine Bend Elementary School earned a Badge of Excellence for Consistent Attendance in 2018.
  • Inver Grove Heights Middle School earned a Badge of Excellence for Reading Progress in 2018.
  • The Simley Alternative Learning Program earned a Badge of Excellence for its Seven-Year Graduation Rate in 2018. Newsweek
America’s Top High Schools: 
Newsweek ranked public schools across America based on their demographics and achievement.

  • Simley High School recognized six times since 2008 U.S. Department of Education
Blue Ribbon School: 
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes National Blue Ribbon Schools for academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps.  

  • Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program U.S. News & World Report
Best High Schools: 
U.S. News & World Report, a widely trusted publication for institutional rankings, ranks the Best High Schools based on a range of factors, including math and reading performance and proficiency, underserved student performance, and college curriculum scope. 

  • Simley High School ranked twice since 2016 The Washington Post
America’s Most Challenging Schools: 
America’s Most Challenging Schools are recognized based on students in college-earning classes, such as AP, and the school’s graduation rate.    

  • Simley High School recognized five times since 2013 Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
Recognizes school districts for excellent reporting, accountability, and transparency practices. 

  • Inver Grove Heights Schools has earned the certificate every year since 2005

ISD 199 Board of Education 3 Year Agenda

Click here to view the Inver Grove Heights School Board 3 Year Agenda.

Who serves on the Board?

The District 199 Board of Education is comprised of seven voting members elected at-large from the total school community. The superintendent serves as a non-voting ex-officio member.

How do Board Members represent the district?

School Board members represent ISD 199 on district committees and in partnerships. Click here to view this year’s committee assignments.

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