The city is being served by the Burnsville Independent School District 191. There are two high schools, six middle schools and ten elementary schools.  20 percent of students in Burnsville attend Independent School District 196 which include Apple Valley High School and middle school as well as Echo Park Elementary School located in Burnsville.  Approximately 10 percent of Burnsville students attend Independent School District 194 which include: Orchard Lake Elementary, Kenwood Trail Middle School and Lakeville North High School.