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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We are in the middle of influenza season, while also tracking the emerging and quickly spreading coronavirus. At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we follow guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.
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Expanding Possibilities. Igniting Opportunities.
Minnesota has a labor shortage for many technical careers: information technology, manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, transportation and the list goes on. Yet, too few high school students, and especially students of color, are thinking about good-paying jobs in those fields. A Robbinsdale Area Schools-HTC partnership is working to expand student thinking when it comes to career pathways and future opportunities.
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2nd Annual “Night of Service”
Community invited to 2nd Annual “Night of Service” on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5-7pm, at Cooper High School.
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