Roberto Clemente Community Academy is a wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate World school that develops students through intercultural understanding with an emphasis on critical thinking.  Our curricula is aligned with the IB pedagogical framework as well as the Common Core State Standards. Both are designed to prepare students to contribute productively to their local, national, and global communities. Students can participate in the IB Diploma Programme, Career-related Programme, and Middle Years Programme. Additional pathways include career education in Allied Health, Broadcast Technology, or Culinary Arts.
As a comprehensive neighborhood school, Clemente also offers athletics and extracurricular activities.  Our campus features 3 music rooms, 3 fine arts rooms, 2 gymnasiums, a weight room, athletic fields, and newly remodeled science labs. Clemente's renovated Media Center contains a film lab, audio recording studio, and a Mac lab. In order to prepare our students to compete in college and the career marketplace, Clemente provides over 450 devices to support student learning: 8 hardwired labs, 5 mobile labs, 30 SMART board classrooms, tablets, and laptops.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

Provisional Support

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

689

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Marcey Arlene Sorensen
Principal

Elisabeth Anderson
IB Coordinator, Freshman Admissions

Jamie Crosen
Assistant Principal

Andrea Kulas
IB Coordinator

Thomas Keddy
Case Manager

Jessie Fuentes
Dean, Spanish-speaking contact

Hours


8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 70
CTA Train
Blue, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
0.1%
Black
29.3%
Hispanic
67.9%
White
1.3%
Other
1.3%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
94.5%
Limited English
8.7%
Mobility Rate ?
20.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2015-2016
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2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
ACT Average 2016 ?
15.4
CPS Average 18.4
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2016 ?
83.5%
CPS Average 73.5%
College Enrollment 2016 ?
43.3%
CPS Average 57.9%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
-1
-4
 0
4
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
13th
 0
50
99
National Average
This School's Average Score
ACT - 15.4
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2016)
93.3%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
School (2015)
96.0%
CPS (2015)
84.1%
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100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2016)
80.1%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
75.7%
CPS (2015)
68.2%
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100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
83.5%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
67.3%
CPS (2015)
69.9%
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100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
43.3%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
School (2015)
42.0%
CPS (2015)
58.7%
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100
College Persistence  (classes of 2013 and 2014)
School (2016)
44.4%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
School (2015)
44.1%
CPS (2015)
70.0%
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100
School Culture and Climate Details WELL ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? VERY STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY STRONG
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 82.0 97.8 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 25.6% 21.8% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.4 days 2.7 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 82.0% 82.7% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.7% 91.8% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 4.7% 2.2% 6.8%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.7% 83.0%
Teachers 99.9% 83.2%

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

CTE - College and Career Lottery Academies

Deadline:  December 9, 2016
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

Students with IEP and ELL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
Subprograms
Broadcast Technology, Culinary Arts
How to Apply
Online:
www.apply.cps.edu
or
Paper:
CTE - College and Career Academies application
Download at www.cps.edu/oae (click “Apply”)
or
Call (773) 553-2060
or
Request from school counselor

CTE - College and Career Selective Academy

Deadline:  December 9, 2016
Application Requirements
Students must have completed the 7th grade during the 2012-2013 school year.

Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements DO NOT QUALIFY for Selective Academies.
Selections
Student selections are based on points. Each school determines a minimum cutoff score for selections; applicants meeting or exceeding this score will receive an offer. Students are assigned points for 7th grade final GPA and 7th grade stanines.
Subprograms
Health Sciences (Allied Health)
How to Apply
Online:
www.apply.cps.edu
or
Paper:
CTE - College and Career Academies application
Download at www.cps.edu/oae (click “Apply”)
or
Call (773) 553-2060
or
Request from school counselor

International Baccalaureate Programme - Diploma Prep

Deadline:  December 9, 2016
Application Requirements
Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP; AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and ELL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP; AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

All interested students, including students who live in the Clemente attendance boundary, must submit an application.
Selections
Students are selected based on an overall applicant score. Students are given points based on their NWEA MAP scores and their 7th grade GPA. Each school selects a minimum cutoff score for selections and applicants meeting or exceeding this score will receive an offer.

Attendance is required at an Information Session.
How to Apply
Online:
www.apply.cps.edu

or Paper:
IB High Schools application
Download at www.cps.edu/oae (click “Apply”)
or
Call (773) 553-2060
or
Request from school counselor

International Baccalaureate Programme - MYP for All - Neighborhood

Deadline:  None
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Students can enroll in the program without submitting an application.

International Baccalaureate Programme - MYP for All - Non-Neighborhood

Deadline:  None
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Clemente does not have seats in this program to accommodate students who live outside of the school’s attendance boundary. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
This program is not open to students residing outside of the neighborhood.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (9) 
  • CTE (Culinary Arts 
  • Radio/TV Broadcasting) 
  • Dual Enrollment 
  • IBCC 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Allied Health 
  • Broadcast Technology 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Culinary 
  • Culinary and Hospitality 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years 
  • JROTC Academy 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • JROTC 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Music Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Evening School 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 month asbestos surveillance Fall 2015
Asbestos Inspection report 2013
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014