Robbinsdale Area Schools (Independent School District 281) is an award-winning district committed to academic excellence. We take pride in the choice we have provided to our families and students for nearly a century. We serve all or parts of seven communities with more than 100,000 residents in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn.

Armstrong High School has been ranked 6th on the Minnesota section of the "Most Challenging High Schools" list, formerly published by the Washington Post, for 2018 and Cooper made the list at number 25. We are very pleased to see recognition of the excellence of these two schools. Read more about these prestigious rankings here.

Cooper High School also made Newsweek's "Beating the Odds List of Top 500 High Schools!" Cooper was also ranked number 7 out of high schools from the state of Minnesota. Read more here.

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Surprise ceremony for Ben Berkness, Fox 9 Top Teacher
FAIR School Pilgrim Lane Teacher Ben Berkness Honored as Fox 9 ‘Top Teacher’
Congratulations to Ben Berkness, Kindergarten teacher at FAIR School Pilgrim Lane, who was honored today as a Fox 9 ‘Top Teacher’! More than 400 teachers were nominated for the 2019 Fox 9 Top Teacher award. Nine recipients are selected each year. Mr. Berkness was nominated by a parent of one of his students.
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Tony Patterson at the Legacy Celebration
Tony Patterson Selected as a 2019 NCAA Living Legend
We are pleased to announce Tony Patterson has been named a 2019 NCAA Living Legend. Mr. Patterson is an Equity Specialist and Co-Head Football Coach at Cooper High School. The NCAA department of inclusion and human resources honored Mr. Patterson along with six others for their "significant contributions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities and for furthering inclusion within athletics."
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Wilbur Winkelman
Wilbur Winkelman is Finalist for MN Teacher of the Year!
Robbinsdale Area Schools (RAS) is pleased to announce Wilbur Winkelman has been selected as one of nine finalists for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. Mr. Winkelman is a 5th grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Robbinsdale; he was also the 2018 Robbinsdale School District Teacher of the Year.
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