About the city of Rogers
Rogers is a suburban city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city has a population of 55,964. The city is located in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area, in the northwest corner of the state, one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau.
Rogers was named after Captain Charles Warrington Rogers, who was vice-president and general manager of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, also known as the Frisco. The town was established in 1881, the year the Frisco line arrived; it was at this time the area residents honored Captain Rogers by naming it for him. Rogers was the location of the first Wal-Mart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas. Daisy Outdoor Products, known for its air rifles, has both its headquarters and its Air Rifle Museum in Rogers.
In June 2007, BusinessWeek magazine ranked Rogers as 18th in its list of the 25 best affordable suburbs in the American South. And in 2010, CNN Money ranked Rogers # 10 on their list of 100 Best Places to Live.
Rogers school district is ranked among the top 100 school districts in the state. Additionally, in 2008 Rogers High School was ranked by Newsweek magazine among the top 1,300 schools in the country.
- Rogers High School (Mountaineers) The city and school administration have historically opposed the creation of a new separate high school, in part because of a possible dilution of the Rogers football program. Overcrowding, a serious problem in recent years, has hastened plans to build a new high school, though those problems may continue even after the new high school opens. In 1996, Rogers High School was ranked by Newsweek number 771 among the top 1000 high schools in America based on the number of students taking AP Tests.
- Rogers Heritage High School (War Eagles) is the new high school that opened in August 2008 for the 2008–09 school year.
- St. Vincent de Paul is a private Catholic school.
Rogers has several colleges and universities both in in the city and in the neighboring metro area. Such schools include the University of Arkansas (ranked #132 in the nation and located in nearby Fayetteville), Northwest Arkansas Community College (located in Bentonville), John Brown University (a Christian school ranked # 1 regional college in the South by U.S. News and located in nearby Siloam Springs). Rogers itself has the University of Phoenix (one of the largest higher education schools in the country), Bryan College, Freedom Bible College & Seminary as well as campuses for the University of Arkansas and John Brown University.
Rogers has 15 parks along with a swimming pool, skateboard and splash park, 26 athletic fields, an activity center, a YMC, and 2 lakes, along with 5 golf courses and a trail system totally over 22 miles. Plans to expand the trail system to extend to the entire metropolitan area are underway. Construction is also underway for an Aquatic Center expected to be completely in 2013.
Information from Wikipedia.