Robbinsdale – District 281

School District

281 – Robbinsdale 

School Website

http://www.rdale.k12.mn.us

School Contact

Mr. Stan Mack II,
Superintendent of Schools

 

763-504-8031

 

 

 

Robbinsdale Area Schools takes pride in its strong tradition of achievement in academics and the arts. Our 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 of Minneapolis, Minnesota, including all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.

 

We operate 11 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, three middle schools for grades 6-8, two high schools for 9-12 and one alternative high school.

Academic Success
College-bound graduates of Robbinsdale Area Schools have traditionally scored above the state and national averages on the ACT exam. The class of 2006 had a composite ACT score of 22.1.

Four district students were winners of National Merit Scholarships in 2006. Two students were named Advanced Placement (AP) National Scholars for high performance on college-level exams; 91 were recognized as Scholars.

Programs
Robbinsdale Area Schools proudly offers a wide range of rigorous options for student learning, including a Spanish Immersion program at elementary and middle school, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement offerings at both the middle and high school level, and a technology focus at Robbinsdale Middle School. Each elementary school offers an all-day kindergarten option and gifted and talented programs. Programs for special education are available at all grade levels.

High schools offer more than 180 courses, 13 AP classes and 75 activities. International Baccalaureate (IB) is a challenging academic program that is recognized and practiced worldwide. Robbinsdale Cooper High School is one of 10 in Minnesota offering IB and Sandburg Middle School offers the only authorized Middle Years IB Program in the state; more than 600 students are enrolled district-wide.

Arts education is emphasized for all ages, and we are proud of our reputation for award-winning programs in drama, music and fine arts. More than 5,000 of our students participate in choir, band and orchestra. Robbinsdale Area Schools developed discipline-based arts education that is now used nationally. District music students perform annually at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and at prestigious locations around the world. We are the first school district in the nation to receive the Medallion Award from the Children’s Theatre Foundation for exceptional contributions to K-12 theatre, and our school board received the 2002 Arts Education Leadership Award from the Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education for its commitment to arts education for students.

Athletics are also an important part of student life in Robbinsdale Area Schools. Our district offers a full selection of girls and boys sports. In addition, students may participate in more than 30 extracurricular activities, including DECA, chess club, yearbook, Lego League and many other opportunities.

Robbinsdale Area Schools’ also offers a comprehensive community education program that serves residents from birth through retirement and includes an early childhood family center, family resource center, senior services, adult academic programs and enrichment classes. Whether it is parenting classes, enrichment programs, English classes for new immigrants or G.E.D courses, thousands of district residents are finding lifelong learning in Robbinsdale Area Schools.

We welcome you to Robbinsdale Area Schools. Please let us know if we can assist

Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Stan Mack II

763-504-8011

Student Services

Ms. Jacqueline Fraedrich

763-504-8063

Special Education Services

Mr. Daryl Miller

763-504-8082

Athletic Director / Armstrong

Ms. Patti Weldon

763-504-8818

Athletic Director / Cooper

 

763-504-8518

General Information

Ms. Jacqueline Larson

763-504-8031

Exec Dir of Technology

Mr. Dennis Beekman

763-504-8055

Curriculum

Mr. Ken Kostka

763-504-8021

 

 

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Facilities:

Elementary Schools

No.Buildings:11

No. Students:5,728

Middle Schools

No. Buildings:3

No. Students: 3,017

High Schools

No. Buildings:2

No. Students:4,213

Open Enrollment

Yes

 

 

Student Staff Ratio:

 

Elementary Schools

25 to 1 

Middle Schools

30 to 1

High Schools

25 to 1

 

 

Expenditures Per Pupil:

 

Elementary Schools

$9,060

Middle Schools

$9,060

High Schools

$9,060

 

 

Transportation:

 

Bus Available:

Yes

 

 

Hot Lunch:

 

Hot Lunch Available:

Yes

 

 

Grading Policies

 

Elementary Schools

Other

Middle Schools

Letter Grading

High Schools

Letter Grading

 

 

Percentage of Schools Accredited

 

Elementary Schools

0%

Middle Schools

0%

High Schools

100%

 

 

Percentage Staff Degrees:

 

Bachelors:

100%

Masters:

63%

PhD’s:

1%

 

 

Certified Staff

 

Elementary

 

Elem Art:

Yes

Elem Phys. Ed:

Yes

Elem Music:

Yes

Elem Media:

Yes

 

 

Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities: 30

 

 

Classes Offered:

 

Middle School:

 

Band:

Yes

 

 

Choir:

Yes

 

Orchestra:

Yes

French:

Yes

Spanish:

Yes

German:

Yes

Adv. Computers:

Yes

 

 

High School:

 

Band:

Yes

Choir: 

Yes

Orchestra:

Yes

French:

Yes

Spanish:

Yes

German:

Yes

Adv. Computers

Yes

Adv. Calculus:

Yes

 

 

Ratio Students to Computers:

 

Elementary Schools

5 to 1

Middle Schools

4 to 1

High Schools

7 to 1

Learning Alternatives

 

 

 

Percentage of Seniors who went to:

 

Community College

2 Year

37

 

 

 

College or University

4 Year

48

 

 

ACT Statistics:

 

Average ACT Scores

22

Percentage of Students taking ACT

57

 

 

SAT Statistics:

 

Average Math Score

590

Average Verbal Score

560

Percentage of Students taking SAT

2

 

 

National Merit Scholars:

 

Commended

7

Finalist

5

 

 

Programs for Gifted and Talented:

Yes

Special Education Programs:

Yes

 

 

Athletics:

Baseball

Boys

Basketball

Boys/Girls

Football

Boys

Ice Hockey

Boys/Girls

Downhill Skiing

Boys/Girls

CC Skiing

Boys/Girls

Tennis

Boys/Girls

Golf

Boys/Girls

Softball

Girls

Sync Swimming

N/A

Dance

Girls

Swimming

Boys/Girls

Wrestling

Boys

Volleyball

Girls

Track

Boys/Girls

CC Running

Boys/Girls

Gymnastics

Girls

Soccer

Boys/Girls

 

 

Broomball

N/A

 

 

Dance Team

N/A

 

 

Badminton

N/A

Other: 

 

 

 

 

 

Intramural Programs:

 

 

Baseball

N/A

Soccer

N/A

Basketball

N/A

Softball

N/A

Lacrosse

N/A

Touch Football  

N/A

 

Other:

Volleyball: N/A

 

 

 

 

Special Programs worth mentioning:

 

 

International Baccalaureate Program at high school & middle school levels.