About Us
Picture of girls reading togetherSchool District 197, in the West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan area, is committed to providing a challenging educational environment that:
  • Instills in each student a lifelong passion for learning, 
  • Empowers all students to achieve their personal goals and academic potential
  • Prepares them to be responsible citizens in an interconnected world
We are a close-knit community of schools located just minutes south of both Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., serving all or parts of the communities of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul.

Learn more about the eight excellent schools
that make up District 197 and the programming, teachers, and more that make them special. 

WELCOME
Discover School District 197

CONTACT US
Important phone numbers, a map and more

EMPLOYMENT
Join the team at District 197

ENROLLING IN DISTRICT 197
Information for new families

INFORMATION FOR REALTORS
Information and resources for area realtors

STAFF DIRECTORY
Contact information for district teachers, staff

STUDENT & FAMILY HANDBOOKS
Guide to the services and opportunities available in our schools
STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
The mission, values, vision and goals that guide the work of the district