About Roberto Clemente Middle School

Roberto Clemente Middle School is a comprehensive middle school located in Germantown, MD.  Clemente serves over 1,200 students.

Meet our Staff

Mr. Jeffrey Brown
Mrs. Cherin Hershkowitz
Magnet Coordinator
Assistant Principal
Ms. Tiffany Thornton
Acting Assistant Principal

Mrs. Karen Naylor
Staff Development Teacher
Mrs. Nicki Walter
Resource Counselor
Ms. Elizabeth Gall
International Baccalaureate Coordinator

Our RCMS Vision

We, the RCMS community, inspire a passion to recognize and disrupt inequities. We aspire to create self-reflective agents of change who critically examine current policies, mindsets, and pedagogical practices. We develop open-minded, caring activists who explore multiple perspectives and seek justice for those who are historically marginalized. Our continuous reflection demonstrates our vision of becoming a socially just and antiracist institution.

Our RCMS Mission

We inspire passion in individuals through authentic learning experiences that connect with student interest and global issues. We recognize the diverse needs of our students and adapt our instructional approaches to allow for learning to be demonstrated in multiple ways.

We develop the whole child through the integration of the learner profile within our instructional program. We value and prioritize social emotional learning and wellness by cultivating a supportive and restorative community that provides spaces for students to acknowledge and celebrate their individual identities.

We create agents of change by facilitating collaboration, critical thinking and risk taking. We continue to build a community of lifelong, reflective learners devoted to restorative justice that positively affect global and local change through inquiry and direct action.

About Roberto Clemente, the Humanitarian

1934 Born Roberto Walker Clemente on August 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
1948 Discovered by Scout Roberto Marin.
1952 Signs first professional contract with the Santurce Cangrejeros of the Puerto Rican League.
1954 Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in February and assigned to Triple-A Montreal Royals; purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates in November for $4,000 draft price.
1960 Pirates win World Series in seven games over the New York Yankees.
1961 Records 1,000th career base hit; wins first batting title with .351 average; wins first of 12 Gold Gloves Awards; appears in first All-Star Game.
1964 Marries Vera Cristina Zabala; wins second batting title.
1965 Wins third batting title.
1966 Records 2,000th base hit; becomes first Puerto Rican baseball player to win the MVP Award.
1970 Honored at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh with Roberto Clemente Night.
1971 Bats .414 in World Series against the Baltimore Orioles and is named Series MVP.
1972 Records 3,000th base hit; killed in plane crash on New Year's Eve.
1973 Clemente's number is retired by the Pirates; becomes the first Hispanic player to be voted into the Hall of Fame.
1994 Roberto Clemente Middle School opened in Germantown, Maryland.
1995 Roberto Clemente Middle School dedication ceremonies held; Vera Clemente attends ceremony and festivities.