Robbinsdale Armstrong High School

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Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
Armstrong A
10635 36th Avenue North
Plymouth, Minnesota
United States
Coordinates 45°01′12″N 93°25′02″W / 45.0201°N 93.4173°W / 45.0201; -93.4173Coordinates: 45°01′12″N 93°25′02″W / 45.0201°N 93.4173°W / 45.0201; -93.4173
Type Public secondary
Established 1970
School district Robbinsdale Area Schools
Principal David Dahl
Number of students 2,000[1]
Mascot Falcon
Colors Red, White, and Blue             

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School (full name Robbinsdale Neil A. Armstrong Senior High School) (abbr. AHS) is a high school located in Plymouth, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis. The school serves students from the cities of Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope, Plymouth and Golden Valley.

The school offers core subjects as well as technology education, physical education, and the fine arts. Newsweek ranked the school 1324. In their "List of the 1500 Top High Schools in America,"[2] and The Washington Post ranked AHS as #11 in Minnesota.[3] Armstrong, along with the Robbinsdale Area School District, have also been ranked among the "100 Best Communities for Music Education" by the American Music Conference.[4]

The school's athletic programs have made it to state competitions on many occasions. School tradition maintains that the school's rival is Robbinsdale Cooper. Together, Robbinsdale Armstrong and Robbinsdale Cooper serve the secondary school population of over 4000 students in the district.

The students[edit]

Armstrong is a four-year public high school located in Plymouth, Minnesota and it is one of two public high schools in the district, along with Robbinsdale Cooper High School. As of the 2015-2016 school year, Armstrong has about a student population of 2005. About 41% of students are students of color.


Robbinsdale Armstrong High School was built in 1969, and it has undergone several renovations and upgrades since its construction, with the most recent major renovation finished in 2003. The campus consists of four interconnected buildings with three+ stories. The grounds contain a varsity and a junior varsity football field. In addition, Armstrong has two baseball fields, several enclosed tennis courts, and a track going around the football field.

Athletics and activities[edit]

Armstrong was once a member of the Classic Lake Conference; however, it was voted out of the conference due to declining enrollment as of 2010, thus Armstrong was admitted to the Northwest Suburban Conference.[5]

State Team Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Soccer, Boys 2 1979 and 2003(AA)
Cross country, Boys 1 1974
Cross country, Girls 2 1976 and 1978
Volleyball, Girls 7 80(AA), 81(AA), 82(AA), 83(AA), 84(AA), 00(AAA), 02(AAA)
Winter Nordic skiing, Boys 1 1980
Nordic skiing, Girls 1 2016
Gymnastics, Girls 2 1976, 1983
Gymnastics, Boys 7 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982
Spring Softball, Girls 1 2001(AAA)
Track and Field, Boys 2 1985(AA) and 2002(AA)
Total 25
State Finearts Championships
Season Activity Number of Championships Year
Winter Lincoln-Douglas Debate 2 2013 & 2014

The Falcons rivalries include the Hopkins Royals, the Wayzata Trojans, Minnetonka Skippers, and Cooper Hawks.

Notable alumni[edit]


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