Mosley P-8 is named in recognition of the important contributions made by the Mosleys to Aurora and the greater community. John Mosley was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and Edna Mosley was the first African American to serve on the Aurora City Council.
The new school is located on the APS Community Campus near Airport Boulevard and 2nd Avenue. The school will serve more than 900 students from preschool through eighth grade.
The APS Board of Education approved the school’s construction in December 2013 to help alleviate overcrowding at elementary and P-8 schools in the area. The school was funded with Certificates of Participation, a lease-financing mechanism commonly used by school districts for new construction and improvements.