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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?

Our School

Creating a caring community.

At J. A. Rogers, we provide experiences and programs that will enhance teaching, learning, environmental awareness and healthy living. Our shared vision for the community is that we build on its strengths to provide meaningful opportunities for children, families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, attain their highest potential, and contribute to the public.

Celebrating diversity.

J.A. Rogers has more than 600 students, making it one of the largest elementary schools in the city. Our student population includes children from several different countries and who speak many different languages. We are proud of our diversity and believe celebrating our different cultures leads to better classroom instruction.

Each student at J.A. Rogers school will receive his/her own digital device in the classroom. This device can house student materials, textbooks and help increase digital literacy.

Students of Rogers