Schools

Education Service CenterDistrict 281

All of New Hope is within the boundaries of Independent School District 281, also known as Robbinsdale Area Schools. Robbinsdale Area Schools takes pride in a strong tradition of achievement in academics and the arts. College-bound graduates of Robbinsdale Area Schools have traditionally scored above the state and national averages on the ACT exam.

The district serves approximately 13,000 K-12 students and a large population of preschool and adult learners with the mission of developing caring, creative, and productive citizens.

The district covers seven communities with a population of more than 100,000 residents and 47,000 households in the northwest suburbs, including all or parts of New Hope, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale.

District 281 operates 10 elementary schools for students in grades K-5 including Meadow Lake, Sonnesyn and Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion schools located in New Hope, two middle schools for grades 6-8 located nearby in Plymouth and Robbinsdale, two high schools for 9-12 including Cooper located in New Hope and Armstrong in Plymouth, and Highview Alternative Program at Sandburg School.

The district also has an extensive community education program based at the Sandburg Learning Center; 2400 Sandburg ln., Golden Valley. And the New Hope Learning Center; 8301 47th Ave. N., New Hope.

For more information about Robbinsdale Area Schools, visit its website at rdale.org or call the district offices at 763-504-8000.

District Center
4148 Winnetka Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55427
763-504-8000
rdale.org

Community Education 
3725 Pilgrim Lane N
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 763-504-8028
ced.rdale.org

District 287
Intermediate School District 287 was created by 13 Twin Cities area school districts to provide innovative, specialized educational services to ensure that each member district can meet the unique needs of its students.The District 287 North Education Center opened in New Hope in 2012. The NEC provides services to about 450 students ages 5 to 18 with unique needs.

North Education Center
5530 Zealand Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55428
Phone: 763-550-3100
district287.org