Dakota Ridge is a community engaged in developing the unique skills of individual students through creative programming and collaboration!

Student Hours: 9:10a – 3:40p / Office Hours: 7:30a – 4:30p

For student absences please call (952) 423-7619 or email DR.attendance@district196.org

Welcome to Dakota Ridge School. Dakota Ridge is a school for students with special education services in district 196 who face social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Dakota Ridge provides a safe place for students to work on social, emotional and behavioral regulation and increase pro-social behavior.

Dakota Ridge uses district curriculum and has a variety of specialists to support student success. Based on each student’s level of necessary support, staff at Dakota Ridge collaborates with schools in the district to develop programming for each student.

Back to School!

Immunization clinics.pdf

Campus Parent Link - Use to review and update emergency contacts and make any address or phone number changes.

Assessment Day Scheduler - We will continue with assessment days again this year. You should have received a letter via mail email indicating your student's teacher for the 2019-20 school year at Dakota Ridge School. Please go to this website and select your student’s teacher to choose a time and date for their assessment. Feel free to call the school office with any questions (952-423-7619). https://ptcfast.com/schools/DakotaRidge

Student Meal Information


Free and Reduced School Meals Online Application

Your child may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. We encourage you to apply online. The process is SAFE, SECURE AND PRIVATE. Follow the easy-to-use, step-by-step screens to enter household information to submit your application (a new application is needed each year).

FULL TEST Calendar 2019-20.docx

For dates of all District Testing, please click here.

Please click on event for more details.

News & Announcements

We love our teachers! And so do our kids!

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week this week, District 196 made a video to show all 2,600 teachers in our district just how much they are appreciated, even though they may not hear it every day. Four outstanding educators were selected to share the joys and challenges they experience as a teacher. As you’ll see, they are a true representation of what it means to be a District 196 teacher. We love our teachers! And so do our kids. To see just how much, click here. Think about a teacher who made a difference in your life or the lives of your children, and take a minute to let them know. It’s the best gift you can give.

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Dakota Ridge School

4629 144th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Phone: 952-423-7619 / Fax: 952-423-7610

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