Learning from heroes

Eastview Elementary students dressed like their favorite heroes Feb. 10. Read more

Spiking diabetes

Lakeville South High School volleyball player Karly Lewis is working to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes through research and fundraising. Read more

Apply to attend MNCAPS!

If you haven’t talked with your student about registering for the new MNCAPS program, now is the time! 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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Students present personalized learning experiences at conference

Personalized learning matters because it makes learning relevant to students not just to pass a test or get a grade but for the rest of their lives.   In a nutshell, that’s what three students from Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary School shared with educators at the Bush Foundation Power and Possibility of Personalized … Continue reading

Provide input on the next superintendent

Lakeville Area Public Schools is in the process of hiring a new superintendent. As part of that process, Ray & Associates search firm is seeking input from all stakeholders to assist in determining the desired attributes of candidates. The public is invited to participate in a discussion at 7 p.m. March 1 at Lakeville South … Continue reading

Register for Re-Imagine Minnesota

Register for Reimagine Minnesota Lakeville Area Public Schools would like to invite families and residents to our World Cafe from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 8 to gain input on equity and integration efforts. The district and many others are working together to make education more equitable. In fall 2016, more than 40 superintendents … Continue reading

Board approves transportation contract, dropping paid transportation fees

Lakeville Area Public Schools is expected to drop paid transportation fees starting in 2017-18, thanks in part to renegotiation of a favorable transportation contract.   The Board of Education approved a new five-year transportation contract with Schmitty & Sons Bus Co. at the recommendation of Michael Baumann, the district’s executive director of Business Services.   … Continue reading

JFK students give back to celebrate 100th day of school

First graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School are helping out the community in big and small ways – one can of soup at a time.   Over three weeks, students in Tiffany Wulf’s class collected canned goods for The Open Door Pantry. On Feb. 13, they presented Tim Koerner, The Open Door Pantry’s mobile … Continue reading

Speaking of Kids parenting seminar set for Monday, March 6

Speaking of Kids parenting seminar set for Monday, March 6 at Lakeville North High School from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm Parenting and Working with Teens in a Digital Age – In today’s fast paced world, technology is evolving more rapidly than our ability to understand its long-term impact on our society and our kids. In … Continue reading

Students dress as favorite heroes to celebrate

Eastview students got the chance to learn more about real-life heroes Feb. 10 on Dress Like a Hero day.   Among the students there were a number of doctors, police officers and soldiers. One student dressed up like her teacher; others said they dressed like their mothers because their moms were their heroes.    Dress … Continue reading

Langford Quality Learning Seminar for ISD 194 staff

This intensive Langford Quality Learning Seminar with David P. Langford introduces Lakeville Area Public School teaching staff to Quality Learning principles, history, tools, and applications to learning. Gain the vision, purpose and capacity for quality implementation in your classroom and organization. This seminar will teach tools and strategies to help you build “future ready” students … Continue reading

MMSA Summer Institute featuring Willow Sweeney

Lakeville Area staff members are invited to the annual MMSA Summer Institute featuring Willow Sweeney  Date: Thursday, June 22 Location: Lakeville South High School Theme: Creating a Top 20, Effective Workplace Culture from the Inside Out; The Power of Choice To register, please contact: Margaret Porter – or 952-892-3816 Cost: ISD 194 will provide scholarships to the … Continue reading

Students sign on to play college sports

Nine students from Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools have signed letters of intent to play sports for Division 1 and Division II universities and colleges. The student athletes include: Lakeville North High School Olivia Bruce, soccer – Drake University Taylor Lock, soccer – University of South Dakota Lauren Witte, soccer – University of … 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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