About Us

Inspire. Innovate. Excel. A community commitment


Inver Grove Heights Schools is a public school district of 3,600 students in preschool through 12th grade. The district seeks to inspire students, innovate in its programming, and help students excel and make a positive impact on our community.

ISD 199 includes Hilltop, Pine Bend, and Salem Hills elementary schools, Inver Grove Heights Middle School, and Simley High School. Salem Hills also offers the Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program, a National Blue Ribbon School, for high-achieving students in grades 2-5, and Simley's award-winning Alternative Learning Program provides a smaller learning environment with individualized curriculum to support eligible juniors and seniors.

IGH Early Learning
's Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes support parents with new babies and develop the foundational skills of children birth through 3 years old to ensure success in school and beyond. TriDistrict Community Education provides a wide variety of enrichment classes for adults and youth in Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, and parts of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, and Eagan.

ISD 199 staff41% of our students take concurrent enrollment courses 

compared to the statewide average of 32% of students

63% of our students take rigorous courses
compared to the statewide average of 36% of students

70% of our staff have advanced degrees
compared to the statewide average of 55%

ISD 199 schools, staff, and students have been recognized with multiple awards. Click here to see the other ways that ISD 199 excels. 


Students learning together


ISD 199's strategic plan helps guide the district's decision-making. The plan focuses on achieving and maintaining:
  • an inclusive, respectful, and caring environment
  • a culture of high expectations
  • whole-student development
  • personalized learning
  • an involved and invested community and district
Click here to read ISD 199's Strategic Plan.