School History

Did you know…

  • John Rogers Elementary began as “Matthews School” in 1953 (renamed a year later)
  • It started as a cluster of 10 portables needed to relieve overcrowding at a neighboring school, “Maple Leaf School”
  • John Rogers was a Washington State governor (Wikipedia article)

Read more on this PDF and see fun black & white pictures of our school!

And if you’re interested in the history of other schools, go to the main district school histories page!