Enroll in District 197

Pilot KnobWelcome to the West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools (District 197). Through personalized learning plans, cutting edge technology, and active involvement of community partners, School District 197 takes each student's dreams and turns them in to reality. 

We are a close-knit community of schools serving all or parts of the communities of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul.

Every day our teachers:

  • Personalize each student's education
  • Challenge students to be creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers
  • Enhance curriculum with the latest technology tools and resources
  • Prepare graduates to be successful in an inter-connected world

We have five elementary schools (K-4), two middle schools (5-8), and one high school (9-12). In addition, our birth-to-age 5 Early Learning Program serves families and children during the most critical early developmental years, and our partnership in the Northern Dakota County TriDistrict Community Education Program encourages, assists and empowers all people in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

More than 4,900 students learn in our schools every day. Visit us anytime to see the exciting things happening in our schools — our doors are open to all! Learn more about District 197.

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HOW TO ENROLL

Follow the steps below to start the enrollment process for West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools (District 197).

1. Is your child eligible to attend public school in Minnesota?

  • A student enrolling for kindergarten must be 5 years old on September 1 of the year in which admission is requested.
  • A secondary student must be under 21 years of age on September 1 of the school year in which admission is requested.

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2. Are you a resident of School District 197? 

Use our School Finder to learn if your address (or your child’s primary residence) is within the boundaries of School District 197.

  RESIDENTS:
Students who are residents of District 197.








What grade will your child be entering? 

Kindergarten (elementary school)
Grades 1-4 (elementary school)
Grade 5-8 (middle school)
Grades 9-12 (high school)
  NON-RESIDENTS:
Students who are not residents of District 197 but wish to attend a District 197 school may open enroll in the district. Open Enrollment covers the student's entire education years in District 197 unless the student leaves the district. As a desegregation district, School District 197 accepts open enrollment applications at any time throughout the year.

What grade will your child be entering?
Kindergarten (elementary school)
Grades 1-4 (elementary school)
Grade 5-8 (middle school)
Grades 9-12 (high school)