Welcome Back, Students!

On Sept. 4, we welcomed 11,000 students to the 2018-19 school year. Read more...

Eastview Elementary named 2018-19 Minnesota School of Excellence

Eastview Elementary has been validated as a Minnesota School of Excellence by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association. This prestigious honor was awarded to the school for its commitment to 21st century teaching and learning. Read more ...

Introducing 194NOW

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new e-newsletter, 194NOW. Learn what’s happening now in our schools, connect with the community through events and activities and stay informed with district updates and important information.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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Panthers vs. Cougars Football Game Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

The Lakeville North Panthers will play the Lakeville South Cougars in Football at Lakeville South High School this Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. To avoid long lines before game time, presale tickets are available at Lakeville South High School during the following days/times: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. … Continue reading

Four Lakeville Area students named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Four Lakeville Area students have been named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Hayden Epinett and Maxwell Schobel from Lakeville South High School, and Anna Carow and Anna Puhek from Lakeville North High School are among just 16,000 semifinalists in the nation to earn the recognition. Every year nearly 1.6 million students … Continue reading

Seeking solution for District Office and Maintenance Building

Since January, staff members have been working in condensed work spaces at the District’s administrative office and maintenance building, as the Board of Education and Administration continue to research limited options for housing staff and materials. In January, significant mold was found in the lower level of the district office for the second time in … Continue reading

Early Childhood open gym featuring the Teddy Bear Band

Kick-off the school year with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) on Sept. 27 from 4-6:30 p.m. for a fun and free family event! Enjoy playtime in the gym with a musical performance from the Teddy Bear Band from 5:45-6:30 p.m. at Crystal Lake Education Center. Pack a picnic dinner to dine with other Lakeville Area families.This … Continue reading

Speaking of Kids seminars for families and educators

Seminars that empower parents, educators, and caregivers Speaking of Kids seminars empower parents, educators and caregivers by providing information and ideas to enhance relationships with children and help them succeed. Upcoming Seminars Parents Night Out with Solveig Brown – Monday, Oct. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Meadowview Elementary School Cafetorium How to Raise a Kindhearted Child in … Continue reading

Four candidates seek election to Lakeville Area School Board

General management of Lakeville Area Schools is vested in the Board of Education. The Board of Education is elected by the citizens of the District to be legally responsible for making education available to all children in our community. The Board of Education’s six members are elected at large to serve four-year terms. The four candidates … Continue reading

Welcome back, students!

On Sept. 4, Lakeville Area Schools welcomed 11,000 K-12 students to the first day of the 2018-19 school year. We are excited for what this school year holds for our students. For photos from the first day back-to-school, view our photo album. #194FirstDay


We look forward to welcoming over 11,000 students to the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday! Post first day of school pictures and share your aspirations for the new year using #194FirstDay. From bus stops to the classrooms to the practice fields and beyond, we want to celebrate what’s happening across our community on the first day of school on Tuesday, September 4.   Follow … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Schools among top performers in the State

According to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) results released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Aug. 30, Lakeville Area Schools overall continued to demonstrate strong academic success district-wide in 2018 with the percentage of students meeting or exceeding proficiency rates above state averages. “The MCA data released today will be used, among other data … 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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