Enroll in District 197

Three girls at Pilot Knob ElementaryWelcome 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 into 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.

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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ENROLL YOUR STUDENT

To enroll your child for kindergarten in School District 197, please visit our Welcome Center (located on the west end of Henry Sibley High School at 1897 Delaware Ave. in Mendota Heights). Andreanna Sontoya, the district's enrollment coordinator, can provide you with the forms you need to complete enrollment. Please bring the following documents with you to help complete your child's enrollment.

  • Birth Certificate: A birth certificate may be obtained at the Northern Dakota County Service Center in West St. Paul.
  • Residency Verification: Please provide a document that shows the name and address of the parent/guardian or other person having legal custody of the student. Acceptable verification documents are: A Minnesota driver's license with current address OR a photo ID (may be expired and can) AND an address verification document. Photo ID documents may include a state ID with former address, passport, military ID, tribal ID, university/college/technical college ID. Address verification documents may include a utility bill (dated within 60 days of requested enrollment) such as electric, gas, water, sewer, telephone, internet, or TV (cable, satellite).