Inver Grove Heights Schools is a public school district dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning opportunity for all students. The district has high academic standards and expectations, and a record of outstanding student achievement in and out of the classroom.

Our district serves residents of all ages - from infants to senior citizens - through Community Education programs that range from early childhood to adult education to programs for senior adults.

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District News

The ISD 199 phone system is temporarily down due to a telephone service provider issue. If you need to contact the district, please email or call 651-260-9855. If you need to contact a school, please email the principal or visit the school website for more details. Thank you for your patience.


Kindergarten Registration events were on January 9, but incoming kindergarten families can still register for 2017-2018 kindergarten at the ISD 199 District Office, 2990 80th Street East in Inver Grove Heights. Click here for more details and to download an enrollment packet.

2016-2017 school year

On September 6, students started the 2016-2017 school year at
 Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights Middle School, Hilltop Elementary, Pine Bend Elementary, and Salem Hills Elementary and Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program.

Inver Grove Heights Schools has many plans in store for the new year, including a website update. For more news, please visit the "News and Events” tab.

Also, click here to sign up for school and district e-newsletters.   

Simley Senior Chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholar
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education invites high-achieving students across the country to apply to be U.S. Presidential Scholars. The scholar program selects up to 161 students to recognize for their academic accomplishments. Finalists earn an expenses-paid trip to the White House and reception. This May, Simley High School senior Moriah Elkin was chosen as one of only two U.S. Presidential Scholars from Minnesota.

In January, Moriah was chosen as one of 86 Minnesota candidates and approximately 4,000 candidates total to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar. The pool of candidates decreased to 12 Minnesota semifinalists in April. When Moriah was notified that she would be honored as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, she chose Simley history teacher Tom Goetz as her most influential teacher. Mr. Goetz will be honored as a distinguished teacher.

Simley Named One of America's Most Challenging High Schools for 9th Year
Of the more than 22,000 high schools in the U.S., The Washington Post ranked 2,300 in the top 12 percent, naming them to the annual list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. For the 9th year in a row, Simley High School has been ranked as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Only 26 Minnesota high schools were chosen, and according to the rankings, Simley is in the top 4 percent of high schools nationally.

Click here to read the full article about Simley's place on the Washington Post's list of America's Most Challenging High Schools.

Pine Bend Teacher Earns Grant to Bring Music to the Community
Mrs. Klotz earns grant to stream class performances to community
Pine Bend Elementary School music teacher Micah Klotz recently received a grant from CenturyLink. The grant provides funds for technology that will allow students to stream their performances to community members, locally and nationally, who are unable to attend because of health or distance.

In her proposal, Mrs. Klotz describes the multiple benefits of streaming student performances. Students will have an audience for their performances to help them understand the relevance of the curriculum, and they will build their 21st Century Skills, such as digital citizenship and communicating creatively. Community members will also benefit from the project as they will gain the chance to be a part of the school’s activities despite medical restrictions or distance. Mrs. Klotz also said the grant will give students an opportunity to interact with “many amazing voices [from the community] that have been softened due to age or medical issues.”

After using the grant to purchase high-quality equipment, such as a microphone and web cam, the class can use sites such as, Facebook Live, or Facetime to connect with their audiences, depending on the audience’s available technology.

2017-2018 Approved School Year Calendar

UPDATE: Incoming 6th and 9th graders will begin school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. All other Inver Grove Heights Middle School (next school year's 7th-8th graders) and Simley High School (next school year's 10th-12th graders) students will begin school on Wednesday, September 6. Click here to see the 2017-2018 Year at a Glance Calendar.   

Become a Promise Fellow for ISD 199
Click here to find out more about the Promise Fellow position and how to apply.

Elementary School Parents
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Cycle Day Calendar.


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 IGH Flyer Distribution      

Community groups and non-profits within ISD 199 offer many meaningful enrichment activities and events throughout the year. Many of these groups ask to share information with our students and families. These requests generate a high volume of printed flyers. 

In order to continue to share information, but reduce the number of unsolicited flyers sent home to families, ISD 199 has created a Distribution of Materials online review process. ISD 199 does not endorse or sponsor these activities. This information is provided as a community service. 

Online posting conserves resources and saves costs for both the District and the community groups and organizations. Elementary students may still bring home flyers from district-sponsored events.

The online flyers will be posted on the elementary, middle or high school page(s) as requested by the community organization. Approved flyers will be posted in PDF format and can be viewed on any device or printed at any time.
ISD 199 is not responsible for any incorrect information on the flyer. The District reserves the right to reject, discontinue, or retract any online flyer postings that do not meet ISD 199 requirements.

Click the link below to access the IGH Flyer Distribution web page.

IGH Flyer Distribution


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