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 9 elementary schools for students in grades K-5 including Meadow Lake, and Sonnesyn schools located in New Hope, three middle schools for grades 6-8 located nearby in Plymouth and Golden Valley, and two high schools for 9-12 including Cooper located in New Hope and Armstrong in Plymouth, as well as an alternative high school.
The district also has an extensive community education program based at the Winnetka Learning Center in New Hope.
For more information about Robbinsdale Area Schools, visit its website at rdale.org or call the district offices at 763-504-8000.