Federico Garcia Lorca is a 106,000 square foot school designed to house 900 students as part of the Modern Schools Across America Initiative led by Mayor Richard M. Dayley. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was held on Septermber 10, 2010.
Lorca has amenities such as: a green, reflective roof to combat urban heat island effects, light harvesting, water saving, and other green features. The building is air-conditioned and is also fully accessable to people with disabilities. Students have use of state of the arts facilities. There are labs for computers and science, a library media center, gymnasium, art, and music classrooms.
Today Lorca is a personalized school with a full day preschool that has robotics, after school programs and a learning garden.