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.

Student Absences

Phone: 952-423-7619

Email: dr.attendance@district196.org

Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Student Hours: 9:10 am - 3:40 pm



News & Announcements

Parents, educators, support staff and persons that provide direct care for students with autism and other disabilities. You are invited to attend 'FREE of charge' the following presentation.

Yoga Calm: An Integrated Approach to Wellness

Monday, May 1st

4:30 - 6:30 pm

2017 Summer School

  • June 19, 2017 - July 20, 2017
  • Monday thru Thursday
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • No summer school the week of July 4th (July 3-6)

Registration forms will be sent out in early March

Independent School District 196 - Dakota Ridge School

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

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