Recent Successes

  • 100% college acceptance
  • Over $5 million in scholarships awarded to the class of 2015
  • 93% Freshman On-Track Rate (vs. district average of 84.1%)
  • 1.7% Drop-Out Rate (vs. district average of 5.8%)79.5
  • 98% of students report feeling safe at school... for the third consecutive year.

21st Century Clemente

Our renovated Media Center includes a Mac lab, student art gallery, film lab, and audio recording studio with Pro Tools software and a 24 channel sound board. The school provides over 450 devices to support student learning, including 8 hardwired computer labs, 5 mobile labs, plus additional tablets and laptops. Thirty classrooms feature SMART boards, used by teachers who are being trained in digital instruction methods by the Discovery Educational Network.

Faculty and Staff

The Clemente Staff is a diverse group from all over the world. Over a quarter of our staff speaks Spanish; additionally our staff speaks French, Chinese, Hebrew, Lakota Sioux, Romanian, Hindi, Gujarati, Italian and more. Most of our teachers and all of our administrative staff hold Masters Degrees. Culinary Arts teacher Dan Chef L Leszczewicz was the Illinois Restaurant Association Pro-Start Educator of the Year for 2011!

Facilities

 

  • Clemente's recreational facilities include a 25-meter swimming pool, two indoor gyms, a fully equipped weight room, a baseball field, soccer field, softball field, and two tennis courts.
  • Art classes are held in 3 spacious art rooms and utilize a kiln, photography dark room, and a Mac Lab for digital imaging.
  • Music classes are held in one of 3 band rooms, outfitted for choral music, orchestral music, or steel drums.
  • Science laboratories, located on the 8th floor, enable students to actively investigate their course content by designing and conducting experiments.
  • Clemente's Student Health Center offers free medical care and counseling services to students.