Actually the address was 5026 S. Greenwood - went there for 7 years; graduated 1966. I could probably tell you anything you want to know about the school.Mike (Iggie) Ramirez
Randy - Hi! Cook16 (me) is Mike Ramirez - we shared a room at RMA (after the fire) and of course I remember you from JMA as well. How you doing? I try to follow you and your brother (as well as others) through Roughriders. Maybe one day we'll get together and catch up; until then, take care!
Nobody said it was 5026 - I think we all know it's 5040 (at least it's been plastered all over the news, papers, internet, etc). And JMA is 5026...not 5028.
Ok, now that I'm over the surprise of finding someone else that went to JMA, I can answer the question of "can anyone add more info?". Depends on the info you want. I went there for my entire 1st-8th grade education so I slept in every dorm, studied in every class, etc. The front bulding main floor did contain the Dean's office. in 1959 there was also one classroom - 1st graders only. Also on the main floor were two huge dinning rooms (mess halls). The 2nd floor dorms for 1-3 grades and the third floor for 4th & 5th graders. The courtyard indeed was for drilling (7 years)! The back building was a former horse stable. Believe it or not, there was no basement - it just seemed that way because the locker rooms/showers were located here. The first floor also had classrooms, the principal's office and supply room. Upstairs was the gym and dorms for 6th - 8th graders. As I mentioned before, there was a third building (residential), which is where Dean Patterson, his wife and son lived. Honor students were sometimes allowed to watch movies and have popcorn over there. Boy, the things you remember from 40 - 50 years ago!!
Who is this? I graduated from JMA in 1966 (Mike Ramirez - Iggie) By the way, Dean Patterson actually LIVED in a third building which was part of the property. His office was in the front building; he took over when his father in law retired (Col. Coe who was the school's owner).