CMI is an ok school but i took out my child because the principal, said he can replace her like nothing. CMI has gotten better and deserves a better leadership if they want to teach leadership to cadets. I'm disgusted at the principal and the rules are strict and basis and teachers seem to have favorites and pick on students if not in their liking. No.
ok to put it simply its true. the teachers dont really care. they treat all their students as dogs that dont have an opinion of their own. in the end ive met one teacher that i liked the rest were cruel people and as posted bellow they do see everyone as replaceable. the principals goal at the end is to make himself look good. and as for low self esteem, that much is improved. maybe its just my situation and im lucky but i have friends that but i found friends there that accepted me. yes the staff sucks they are for the most part conceded people but there are a few diamonds in the rough an as long is u are willing to talk to people they can help u through it. it is a better school for college. i say fight through it and be strong. as long as you have friends you'll be ok.
I attended this school from 7th grade to 11th grade. At first I was excited to attend but then I started to hate going to school. I can honestly say that my whole MS years all we did was run and do push ups I learned absolutely NOTHING. In which in HS was a struggle for me especially in math. Long story short I always begged my mom to take me out of that school but she always thought it was a good school but you wouldn't know unless you attended. I actually got dismissed from CMI and wasn't even notified. Not to mention my transcript is all messed up. The staff don't even care about the school. I've had teachers tell students who don't understand and ask a question say "Well if you learn or not i'm still getting payed." Please take your child out while you still can!
Unless you want your child to have a low self esteem I recommend you do not send them here. The staff is messed up. Last year all the good teachers quite because they realized how corrupt the school was. They favor specific students . They threaten and harass students if they are searching for an answer !!!!!! Do NOT pick this school . Perris high has a better drill team and it's a public school .
I had 2 kids attend CMI and 1 for the new school 2013-2014! My son attended CMI in . As a new school there was potential from student's, Teacher's, staff, and parent's alike. Soon excitement disappeared, my son attended 6-8 grade. I felt he was not important, not part of their groups, nor did any one teacher or staff member stick out for me or him after having attending there for 3 years... My daughter attended 7 and 8 grade. She gained many friends but as soon as half way through she began to dislike the school. She had 4 beret's stolen from her, and 1 hat and a pair of boots. She was constantly getting in trouble for the missing items though she explained they were stolen, but certain student's missed certain clothing items and were not reprimanded! There was a Teacher who regularly picked on my daughter and no call, email, or attempts to contact me as the parent. My daughter was on the cheer team and we paid for uniforms $200+ then when school began we were informed there was new coach and they did not have to pay for cheer uniform but we lost our money. The new coach had 2 nieces on the team and favoritism was so very obvious. I felt ignored and disrespected by office staff!
The school that my son will be going to is March Jr High, I think that he need a better school, I would like to go see what your school is all about. A friend told us about this school.
This schools runs on favoritism school elections are based soley on popularity and our leadership doesn't have their act together I came here seeking better oppurtunites and learned that this is NOT the place for High School. We have no electives or extra curriculum activities and our highschoolers are stressed all the time. Our buildings are old full of roaches and we experience many problems with the gas pipes around our school. The students don't even have a gym. More bad than good has come out of this school for me.
Sad to say CMI isn't the great school I bragged about, not bragging anymore and I'm not alone. Parents don't know of what really goes on behind the scenes because we assume that the adults in LEADERSHIP there are people of integrity and would lead our child in the same characteristics . I thought that the school model is educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each becomes a recognized leader of character dedicated to the values of honor and soooooo on, well, one must be an example, to lead as an example!!!! Trust me kids aren't as naive as adults think and they see what goes with the people in leadership at CMI. I agree with the comment with the one who wrote on FAVORTISM. I am concern that the adults in AUTHORITY there are really the "KIDS'. One can only hope that things change for the better but, we'll see. "Things done in the Dark, always get expose in the Light.
I attended California Military Institute for 2 and a half years. At first I was exited but it didn't take long before I saw what was behind the mask CMI showed to the public. 80% of the students AND teachers do not what to be there. The school wants to brag about its discipline and uniform regulations but what they don't say is the school runs off of FAVORTISM. If you are favored by serant members of the schools staff you can get away with almost anything. On a daily basis several cadets uniforms were a mess but were able to get away with it because they were favored. Why have respect for a uniform when most of the staff members do not? The school was not ready expand but they did anyways to out number there competitors like "OMI". They ignored the more important details like class room sizes and achidemics. In two years class room sizes went from average of 20 to 40 cadets per class. My grand mother and parents attended the school when it was a regular JR high. The school still has most of its original buildings and equipment after 40+ years, yet they still expand every year. California military institute expects it cadets to think before they act, but they can not even dothesame.
This is an excellent school with supportive staff and dedicated parents. Many families come as far as Menifee, City of Riverside, and Moreno Valley just to send their kids here.
I've been in CMI ever since I was in 7th grade (going into Junior year), and though there have been many changes and the discipline has gone up, my years year couldn't have gotten any better. Yes, there are days when I might complain, but the military aspects in this school aren't as bad as it sounds. If you give respect to the staff and high ranks here and follow the rules, you'll be perfectly fine. Sure we don't have as much extracurricular and ap/honor classes (changing upcoming year though) compared to other schools, but I guarantee that your child won't get lost in the crowd. Everyone here practically knows each other, and almost all of the teachers do after school & lunch tutoring. With only some hundred kids here, many of us have been able to stand out.
that is a great the teachers have a lot of one on one time with the students and it was hard to say goodbye after my 12th grade year was over last year and if you sent your kid to this school your see chages in behavior.
My child went to CMI for about 5 years.I thought the school was great but when she started her sophmore and junior year,i saw my child stressing and getting upset.I found out that even though it is a military school,they focused way too much on that which cut into there class time.They weren't doing anything about it,even though i had gone to the office plenty of times and they said they would.It wasn't until i finally decided to pull her out that they said they were finally going to fix things and offer help but i knew that they didn't mean it.My daughter now attends another school and has had straight A's the whole time there and she is happy.In my opinion,CMI has turned into a dissapointing school.They claim not to have any money for textbooks and all that important stuff,but they do have money for sports ans signs.
I am very glad I found this school as an alternative to the other High Schools available in the area. The Principle and his staff are responsive to a parents input. I do wish more parents would step up and help with campus activities. As with any small 'community', it takes more helping hands to get what the Large school have handed to them. This school is growing each year and is a safe learning environment with a great set of kids who attend. The sports programs are growing and the talent and heart of the student-athletes shows in their performance. I recommend this school to anyone with a middle school and high school child. If I had not found this school my older children would not be in the Universities they now attend. The high school they transfered from had them on an academic track to NOWHERE!
I went to CMI for my 7th and 8th grade year nd from what i saw the school was great. its a great friendly environment nd the teachers, staff, counselors, and the principal expect greatness out of you which can give the student hope as well allthough its tough it teaches you great disipline and obedience and if your child wants to look further into the military this a great place for that academics at this school exceed wany public schools the promotions help the students feel the need to strive for greatness this is a wounderful school
my son has attended for 3 years and i could not ask for a better school
I am currently going to CMI. Im telling you its a good school for your children. Im about to enter 8th grade and I am Cadet Corporal Jocelyne Ortega.
My name is Jonathan Perez, i used to be a first srgnt. i attended CMI for 3 years, from 7-9, i moved to chino and my new high school its very different, though i actually liked CMI better, there is more respect, discipline and more inspiration to keep the learning on track. This school is great, and if your a parent i suggest you enroll your kid/teen in this school, this school has a clean visual and good goal for students, unlike public schools, that a have big drug influence and other bad things for you teen. i recommend this school for any student, its a lot of fun and you learn to be responsible as well. 5*/5*
This school is very safe and the teachers care. but it is limited in its curriculum, no electives, and school spirit is low. For middle school this is a great choice, but for high school not so. I recommend a high school with more course selection. I'm a freshman and will transfer to Heritage next year. Your child will have a more exciting experience at a normal high school. The military sense will wear off as the years go by. Also the school needs a renovation I just don't see a good high school experience here.
My son has attended this school since the 7th grade. He is now a senior and will be part of the first graduating class of CMI. I love this school! My son has learned respect, honesty and discipline. The expectations of this school are high, but with the guidance of all the staff, the children that attend this school are excelling in all areas. And to make things even better, CMI has one of the best football coaches I have ever seen! His players love him and so do the parents! If you want to give your 7th-12th grader the best start possible, both in academics and athletics, I strongly encourage you to check out this school.
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