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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Parent and Student University is October 11!
Parent and Student University is October 11!
Welcome to another wonderful school year! All are invited to our ‘Back to School’ Parent and Student University on October 11, 2019 at Cooper High School from 4-7pm.
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District & School Website Redesign Process Underway
During this school year, Robbinsdale Area Schools will be redesigning our district and school websites. Our current system is out of date, no longer adequately supported and does not meet Universal Design standards which makes websites accessible to all users. We frequently receive feedback from families (and staff) that information is hard to find (and to update).
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Engaging our Community as Partners
District 281 engaged our community as partners (Unified District Vision Goal #3) at the recent Golden Valley Community Foundation Arts & Music Festival and Plymouth on Parade.
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