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We've refreshed!

Dakota Ridge is among the next phase of website redesign. Our new site features a mobile-first design and will improve communication between schools and families by providing a consistent, user-focused experience.

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Welcome to Dakota Ridge School

We are a community engaged in developing the unique skills of individual students through creative programming and collaboration

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District 196 launches secure bus-tracking smartphone app

'Here Comes the Bus' is a safe, secure application that families can rely on to provide updates and alerts for the school bus.

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You may qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

Any student who is approved for free or reduced-price school meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.

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We are a community engaged in developing the unique skills of individual students through creative programming and collaboration!

SCHOOL NEWS

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District 196 is exceeding state averages in test scores, according to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), who today released results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series III (MCA-III) and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) data.

District 196 moving forward with plans for November levy referendum

The District 196 School Board is moving forward with plans to call for an operating levy referendum increase this fall that would allow the district to avoid up to $18 million in additional budget cuts and fund improvements to classroom staffing, increased mental health support for students and after-school activity bus transportation.

UPCOMING EVENTS