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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Lunch tray from one of Robbinsdale's elementary schools.
Hey, What's for Lunch?
Robbinsdale Nutrition Services would like to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Breakfast and lunch are available at all of our schools. Student meals are planned to be healthy and well-balanced, providing students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
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First Responders at Cooper High School
Day of Remembrance in District 281
On the 18th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, all schools within the Robbinsdale Area School District held special ceremonies to recognize our local first responders for their service to our communities.
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Armstrong Concert Choir getting ready to perform at the MN Twins game.
Armstrong High School Marching Band & Concert Choir Performances
The Armstrong Concert Choir Performed the National Anthem at a MN Twins game; the Armstrong Marching Band performed at the MN State Fair.
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