Roberto Clemente Community Academy (RCCA) is located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village, on the West Side of the city. The Principal is Mrs. Marcey Sorensen.
The school takes its name from the famous Puertorican baseball outfielder, Roberto Clemente, who lost his life while bringing relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, on New Year's Eve 1972. Roberto Clemente Community Academy serves a community which used to be predominantly Puertorican.
Today, the school population of about 1,400 students is quite varied, including large groups of students of both Puertorican and Mexican descent, as well as African American and East European students (mostly of Ukrainian and Polish extraction).
Before construction of the new building, in 1974, RCCA was called Tuley High School. Murray Floyd Tuley was an influential Chicago judge in the 1850's.
RCCA is a school with lots of opportunities for students. Relevant to the current trends in education is thepervasive use of technology. RCCA's infrastructure is second to no other school in the Chicago Public School system, with about 650 computers, 15 computer labs, 12 servers, an integrated news and video broadcasting system, videoconferencing, and so on. The school leadership has recognized, through an intense investment in resources, the importance of technology in today's education.