Robbinsdale had a strong school system right from the get go. The Parker School was built in 1913. It was k-8 until the High School was built in 1937. Robbinsdale became the fourth largest school system in the state. Under the leadership of E.J. Cooper and Milo Milke, the district gained a reputation for excellence in education. The athletic department is a recognized force both in the Lake Conference and state wide. The exceptional Music and Drama programs are highly regarded in an area that has always put a premium on the arts.