City of Apple Valley: Schools & District 196

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Apple Valley, Minnesota is part of the Independent School District 196. The district, also known as Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools, provides education to around 27,000 students from early childhood to 12th grade. The district’s mission is to educate students to reach their full potential. The core beliefs of the district are that students always come first and that all students can learn. The city of Apple Valley is home to 6 elementary, three middle, and three high schools.

Brighton Academy, located south of County Road 42 and east of Pilot Knob Road, is one the highest rated private schools in the city of Apple Valley. The school’s goal is to provide each student with the chance to excel beyond his or her expectations, by giving them the guidance needed to be successful. Brighton Academy has helped over 2,900 students find alternative paths to becoming successful learners by providing students with a unique style of one-to-one instruction.

Possibly one of the best schools in Apple Valley is Falcon Ridge Middle School. Falcon Ridge serves approximately 1111 students, ranging from 6th to 8th grade. In 2015, the school ranked higher than 86.7% of middle schools in Minnesota. The school’s teacher to student ratio is 18.4, which is the 3rd best among middle schools in the district. Teachers at Falcon Ridge seek to push each student to achieve their full potential.

Opened in 1995 as a unique partnership between the city of Apple Valley, the Independent School District 196, and the Minnesota Zoo, is the School of Environmental Studies. The school is a response to a well-documented need to create smaller, more effective learning communities providing authentic learning experiences. The mission of SES is to be a community of leaders learning to enhance the relationship between humans and their environment. The school serves 413 students from grades 11 to 12th.

Eastview High School is a comprehensive and college preparatory public high school located in Apple Valley. Newsweek ranked Eastview in their “List of Top High Schools in America” in six consecutive years. In 2013, the school ranked in the top 3% of the most challenging high schools in America, as well as a top comprehensive high school in Minnesota. Eastview provides a wide selection of academic opportunities with 15 different academic departments. Fine arts are strongly emphasized at Eastview, especially debate and speech in which the school is consistently ranked among top schools in the nation. Since its inception 1997, Eastview athletic teams have won 21 team championships, 18 individual state championships, and 17 adapted athletic state championships. Students at Eastview have an extensive amount of resources and opportunities at their disposal to achieve success.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Apple Valley, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit or call 1-800-909-1953.

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