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  • Entrance to J.A. Rogers Elementary school
    J.A. Rogers elementary is a Kindergarten through 6th grade public elementary school and a part of Kansas City Public Schools. Students at Rogers wear uniforms daily consisting of khaki or navy bottoms and white or navy tops.
  • Rogers elementary school library
    Students also visit the library weekly with their classes
  • Multipurpose cafeteria, auditorium and meeting space.
    The cafeteria serves many purposes at Rogers. Students are served free breakfast and lunch each day. The cafeteria is also an auditorium and gathering place for parent meetings. 
  • A student receiving extra reading support.
    In addition to their work with their classroom teachers, some students receive extra reading support during the day from reading interventionists.
  • Fourth grade students in gym class.
    In gym class, these fourth grade students wait while their teacher takes attendance. All students go to gym class weekly.
  • Students enjoying a special lunch with their teacher.
    These students are having lunch with their teacher. It is a special treat that they sign up in advance to do
  • Sixth grade students complete assignments online.
    In 6th grade, students are completing their assignments online. All students have access to technology when they need it at Rogers.
  • Fifth grade students in art class
    These fifth grade students are working on an art project. All students go to art class weekly.
  • Fourth grade students complete a review with their teacher
    These fourth grade students are completing a language arts review on the carpet with their teacher.
  • Third grade students work independently
    In third grade, students are working independently before being released for lunch.
  • Second grade students work on math
    These second grade students are working to complete math assignments on the carpet. 
  • First grade students working on a group project.
    In iSparks class, these first grade students are working in groups on a project. iSparks is a computer class that teaches students coding, making, and design thinking. All students go to iSparks class weekly.
  • First grade students work in a small group with their teacher
    In first grade, students work in small groups with their teachers to practice math facts. Classrooms at Rogers are designed with spaces for students to work together with their teacher, work in small groups, or work on their own when needed. 
  • Kindergarten children work on a math assignment
    In kindergarten, these student work at a shared table to complete a math assignment given to them by their teacher.
  • Fourth grade students at recess on large all grade playground
    This large outdoor playground for all students to use. Here fourth grade students enjoy their recess.
  • Students also have this additional outdoor amphitheater and green space as well as…
    Students also have this additional outdoor amphitheater and green space as well as…
  • New outdoor soccer courts
    Students at Rogers have outdoor soccer courts that have been revamped thanks to community partnerships. 
  • Enclosed meadow for outdoor learning.
    That large green space is a quiet enclosed meadow where teachers take classes for outdoor learning. Here students can listen to nature, lay on the grass, or work on group projects.
  • Students have an outdoor classroom and amphitheater with a large green space beyond.
    Students have an outdoor classroom and amphitheater with a large green space beyond.
  • Central path to outdoor learning and play spaces
    Students at Rogers also have access to several outdoor learning and play spaces that are accessible through a central path.
  • On-site dental clinic that is free of charge for students
    Rogers Elementary has a fully staffed dental clinic on site that is free of charge for students. Parents can make appointments and students can receive routine dental care.
  • Front desk of Rogers Elementary school
    Each day students and families are greeted in English and Spanish by Ms. V at the front desk.
  • Dr. Adrienne Blankenship, Principal and Chad Kinkade, vice principal
    Dr. Adrienne Blankenship (featured left) is principal of Rogers Elementary and Chad Kinkade (featured right) is Vice Principal. Both have been with Kansas City Public Schools for several years and believe that students need opportunity in order to achieve. 

J.A. Rogers Elementary (PK-6)

J.A. Rogers Elementary

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6400 E 23rd St
Kansas City, MO 64129
816-418-4770 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Adriane Blankinship-Johnson, Principal
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

JA Rogers Elementary is a community of leaders and learners committed to the success and achievement of all.

Points of Pride

  • Great students and parents!
  • Great teachers!
  • Great success!

School Hours

  • School Hours: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: 7:00 am
  • After Care Hours End: 6:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: Information not shared with SMKCS
  • Total Enrollment: 412
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • School Type: KCPS-Neighborhood

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Northeast Middle School
  • High School: East High School


  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • N/A

Arts Programs

  • N/A

Sports Programs

  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • N/A

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent Education Programs
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

  • Enrollment Open: Ongoing. More information is available here.
  • Kindergarten Cutoff: July 31
  • Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website

Applications for signature and neighborhood schools open on December 14, 2020

The initial round of applications deadline is February 15, 2021

The week of March 1st, initial seats will be offered, and parents will need to complete the registration form.

You can still apply after the deadline, seats will be offered at a later date.

Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results



Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Third Grade Reading Scores


Why It Matters

Third grade is the important time when kids switch from learning to read to reading to learn and is an important benchmark for a student’s educational development.

In 2019, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.7%, source

Student Growth

English Language Arts


Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

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Parent Perspective


Allena Barber, JA Rogers Parent

We have two boys that attend JA Rogers Elementary. Cameron is in Kindergarten and Caleb is in the third grade. Caleb has been attending JA Rogers for the past three years. We picked JA Rogers because it is in our neighborhood, plus I have heard great things about the school.

The teachers that I have come in contact with are very understanding while building a relationship with my kids. JA Rogers is a clean facility inside and out. There are some opportunities for parent involvement, but I think more of the meetings should be held after school. Our family works so I haven’t been able to attend any meetings this year.

I’d like to see a mentoring program for the kids, by choice, of course. I know it take a village to raise a child, which is why I feel that the students of JA Rogers would greatly benefit from a mentoring program.

More information for parents is always great. Knowledge is power and I think the more we know will allow us to make better decisions for our kids.

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