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 10th on the Minnesota section of the Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" list for 2017 (up from 2016), and Cooper made the list, for the first time, at number 27 in 2016. 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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March 20 is "Cooper Hawks' Day" in New Hope
The New Hope City Council has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, March 20 to be "Cooper Hawks' Day" in the city of New Hope. Mayor Kathi Hemken will share the proclamation at a pep fest at Cooper on Tuesday afternoon.
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Robbinsdale Area Schools Debate Students headed to national competition
Armstrong High School senior Helen Radovic and Cooper High School senior David Necas will be representing Robbinsdale Area Schools debate on the national stage.
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Olivia Heckt and Elizabeth Smude named Athena Award winners for Armstrong, Cooper high schools
Cooper High School senior Elizabeth Smude and Armstrong High School senior Olivia Heckt have won Athena Awards. The awards go to outstanding senior female athletes from each of 50 metropolitan area high schools. Students were nominated by their coaches as outstanding senior female student athletes. They are selected based on excellence in an individual sport or for participation and accomplishment in group sports.
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