About Us

Welcome to Lakeville Area Public Schools.

Our district is dedicated to preparing students for post-high school success and is viewed as one of the best school districts in Minnesota. Our Board of Education’s vision is world-class personalized learning that ensures success for every student. 

The Lakeville area community knows the value of a Lakeville Area Public Schools education. Our community members have experienced our first-rate schools and the opportunities that prepare our students to be successful after graduation. 

Our district’s vision drives our goals and supporting strategies throughout our organization. We monitor key performance indicators to share progress in four key areas of our strategic plan: academic achievement, community connectedness, fiscal responsibility and high-quality workforce. 

I invite you to contact us with questions about our district and our schools. Thank you for choosing Lakeville Area Public Schools.


Michael A. Baumann

Michael Baumann

About Us

Lakeville Area Public Schools, Independent School District No. 194, is an award-winning school system located in the south metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. 

The district serves approximately 11,000 students in Dakota and Scott counties, 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), LinK12 Lakeville (an online school), plus 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.

While we are very proud of these achievement levels, we fully recognize and embrace the fact that there continues to be room for growth. We continue to focus on raising achievement of all students during each academic year.

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

Our Vision:
We strive to achieve world-class, personalized learning ensuring success for every student.







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