Superintendent Baumann presents comprehensive long-range plan

The plan represents Baumann's commitment to position District 194 for a strong future. Read more.

Two standout teachers chosen as 2018 Educator of Excellence award winners

Education Minnesota-Lakeville awarded two teachers in the Lakeville Area Public Schools district with its 2018 Educator of Excellence awards. Read more.

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Jason Bakke selected to be Century Middle School Principal

District 194 Superintendent Michael A. Baumann recommends the hiring of Jason Bakke to be the next principal at Century Middle School in Lakeville pending formal Board of Education action May 22. Bakke has been dean of students at Century Middle School since 2001 and was named acting principal in January. Bakke will officially take over … Continue reading

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to our teachers! Lakeville Area Public Schools recognizes May 7-11, 2018 as Teacher Appreciation Week, in conjunction with the National PTA. Our teachers provide so much to our 11,000 Lakeville Area students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for our 731 teachers! #ThankATeacher

District 194 student named champion at international business competition

Twenty students from District 194 high schools competed at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference April 21-24 in Atlanta. Over 19,000 DECA students from around the world gather at the international conference and 13,500 compete to be named international champions at the pinnacle DECA event. Caroline Rosener of Lakeville South … Continue reading

Lakeville North speech team excels at state competition

Lakeville North students were awarded 11 medals at the Class AA State Speech Tournament on April 20 at Apple Valley High School. Twenty-nine students from Lakeville North competed at the state championship, 11 students were named finalists, and one was crowned a State Champion. State medals are awarded to the top eight finishers for each … Continue reading

District 194 celebrates Friends of Education award winners

Each year, District 194 presents Friends of Education awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to the district. The awards recognize people whose service has been ongoing in one of four categories: distinguished service, education, business/community partnership and volunteer service. Five exceptional Lakeville Area community members have been selected to receive a 2018 Friends of Education … Continue reading

Powwow set to celebrate American Indian graduates on May 12 

Lakeville Area Public Schools will join with area school districts to host the South of the River Powwow at Metcalf Middle School in Burnsville on May 12. This event celebrates the community’s graduating American Indian students. The powwow is free and the public is welcome to attend. The event begins at 11 a.m. and includes … Continue reading

Lakeville South’s production of Cinderella is delayed one week

Due to significant schedule set backs caused by weather, the opening of Lakeville South High School’s spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, will be delayed by one week. Shows scheduled on April 19-21 are canceled. Lakeville South will be hosting a Senior Preview show on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. The formal opening night will be Friday, April … Continue reading

Guidelines for student protests

National and local political actions are occurring relating to how best to ensure school safety. Students have in many cases been leaders in these activities. Lakeville Area Public Schools recognizes that our students have certain First Amendment rights. They do not, however, have the right to disrupt the educational process. Therefore, the School District has … 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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