The Summer Newsletter is here!

The summer edition of The Newsletter is now available. To learn what's new in our schools, read more...

Enrichment program helps students build math skills

Students from two school districts are building links between mathematical concepts and the real world, thanks to the Summer Bridge Math Academy enrichment program. Read more.

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Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade presented Lakeville Police officers with “survival kits” July 21 at Cherry View Elementary School. Read more.

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Independent School District 194, the Lakeville Area Public Schools, is an award winning school system located in the South Metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota.

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Power out in downtown Lakeville; some buildings affected

Power is out in downtown Lakeville as a result of a pole being down on 210th Street.   This outage is affecting the Area Learning Center, Community Education Building, District Office, McGuire Middle School and Lakeville South High School. John F. Kennedy Elementary School is on a different part of the grid and has not … Continue reading

Board of Education updates: Special education needs, summer math program

Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education met Aug. 23. It heard a proposal from Intermediate District 917 to help special education students with the most intensive needs and an update on the Summer Bridge Math Program.   Board of Education hears proposal by Intermediate District No. 917 superintendent The Twin Cities southern metropolitan area … Continue reading

Young Entrepreneurs Academy seeks applicants

The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce and Lakeville Area Public Schools are offering the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program during the 2016-17 school year. The program is available to all students in grades 6-12 who live within the Lakeville school district or attend Lakeville Area Public Schools.   YEA! has provided students with business education and opportunities for over … Continue reading

Lakeville high schools ranked among top in the country by Newsweek

Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools rank among the top 500 public high schools in the United States, according to a new report by Newsweek.   Lakeville North and Lakeville South were among 17 Minnesota public high schools ranked. Lakeville South ranked ninth out of those 17 schools, while Lakeville North ranked 11th.   … Continue reading

Board of Education updates: Week of Aug. 8

Board of Education renews school resource officer contract Lakeville Area Public Schools has approved an agreement with the city of Lakeville for school resource officers. Under the agreement, the city will continue to provide two school resource officers, who are assigned to Lakeville North High School and Lakeville South High School. They respond on an … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Public Schools accepting applications for Finance Advisory Council

Lakeville Area Public Schools is now accepting applications for two openings with the Finance Advisory Council (FAC). The FAC is an advisory committee to the Lakeville Board of Education and administration regarding fiscal matters including: short- and long-term financial planning; financial policies and practices; financial decisions’ impact analysis; local, state and national trends in finance … Continue reading


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Independent School District 194, the Lakeville Area Public Schools, is an award winning school system located in the South Metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota. The District serves approximately 10,800 students in Dakota County and Scott County, and covers 86 square miles, including most of Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Townships. There are eight elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and two high schools (9-12), an Area Learning Center and two Community Education facilities

Lakeville Area Public Schools consistently earns high levels of proficiency in Reading and Mathematics accountability testing. Student performance outpaces the State averages and is competitive with other high-achieving metropolitan districts.

Our Mission: Lakeville Area Public Schools is a partnership of students, families, staff and community committed to excellence and life long learning.

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