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 in Golden Valley and the New Hope Learning Center at 8301 47th Avenue North 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.
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.