J.A. Rogers Elementary
In 1995, J.A. Rogers Academy of Liberal Arts opened for middle school students, grades 7 through 9. It received the William W. Caudill Citation Award for interior educational design and the Award of Excellence from American School and University.Starting with the 2010/11 school year J.A. Rogers Academy became J.A. Rogers Elementary School, serving students K - 6.J.A. Rogers Elementary is a diverse population of students in the east Kansas City area. We have a dedicated team of professionals that help serve a variety of students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.J.A. RogersThe school was named after Joel Augustus Rogers (September 6, 1880 – March 26, 1966), a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian. He contributed to the history of Africa as well as the history of African Americans in the United States. His academic fields encompassed history, sociology and anthropology. By challenging existing ideas about race, and revealing the connections between civilizations, he became a legendary figure in the promotion of the knowledge of African history in the 20th century.