Congratulations, Class of 2018!

In all, 936 seniors will graduate from Lakeville Area high schools during commencement June 7. Click below for the complete schedule of high school commencement ceremonies. Read more...

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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Class of 2018 to celebrate commencement June 7

In all, 936 seniors will graduate from Lakeville Area high schools during commencement ceremonies June 7.  The class of 2018, which includes a total of 476 students from Lakeville South and 460 students from Lakeville North, will receive their diplomas at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The schedule of the … Continue reading

Seeking donated school supplies for students

Lakeville Area Public Schools is collecting school supplies and other donations for students in need through the summer—And, we need the community’s help. The annual Ready, Set, Achieve! event equips K-12 families in need with supplies to send their children back to school ready for learning come fall. The event provides essential supplies, haircuts, backpacks, … Continue reading

Centralized enrollment begins June 11

Beginning June 11, enrollment for all new and incoming K-12 students will take place at the District 194 Administrative Office, which is located at 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville. The Student Information Services staff will be available year-round, Mondays through Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. to support parents/guardians with registering their children for school. … Continue reading

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


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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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