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1, 9-12
Public district
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 367

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145 South Campbell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

(773) 534-7818
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May 19, 2014
This school focuses only on themselves and never on the student faculty. As a graduate, I am pleased to have left that so called "Academy". There is a difference between a Military Academy and a Military Academy ran by CPS. This school drops out students who don't "obey" the regulations. So much for caring on the student faculty right? What do they do for the students? Absolute nothing to care about their values. Yes, a handful of teachers care, but in reality the staff is all unorganized and does not know what to do. I would rate this a 0, but on a nice day like this i'll rate it 1 star.

- submitted by a community member

January 31, 2014
MMSA is a great school, you won't find another school that staff care more about there students. MMSA have a small number of students but that's just one of the good things about this school. This school actually give students a chance to lead and arrange thing, a lot of people don't think that's not anything big but, you have to look at the fact that most adults have never lead a group of people or been in charge of anything. This school not only provide you with information you need for your next level, it also provides you with information that you will carry on with you for the rest of your life.

- submitted by a community member

August 05, 2013
Unlike many other public high school's with your typical average number of 1,000 students or less, Marine Math and Science Academy is a far more different structured high school that acknowledges a different way in teaching. I'm a freshman at MMSA, and not only just focusing on the discipline format, MMSA teachers and our principle Fred Aguirre, all put in their effort to maintain the structured high school. With their support, they help us to prepare us, the youth, for the "big test" that counts, which is our Junior year ACT test. It demands a force of effort to try the best we could in testing, as the ACT reflects upon our future in career management and the position we stand for the career we decide to chose. This is just my beginning at MMSA, and I believe that with my effort and the support of the teachers and including my principle, MMSA will help my reach for success! -Thank you

- submitted by a community member

May 27, 2013
Parents need research the school before sending their son/daughter to the school. We don't have a lot of kids who could have went to Whitney Young because those students are at the schools rated higher. We have a few students who selected us over Whitney Young. Parents need to get involve and be apart of their son/daughter education. We are a good school and one of the top 25 schools in the Chicago area. Lets keep it real parents (if you can send your child to a better school then that's your option.) Don't complain if you are not part of your child education and trying to volunteer at the school.

- submitted by a teacher

April 03, 2010
MMA: By the numbers All of the information I am offering can be found on our website (www.marinemilitary.org) or the CPS High School Directory at http://www.cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/HighSchoolDirectoryEnglish.pdf Extracurricular Activities: 14 sports, 5-10 clubs Attendance: Usually between 89-92%. Students Making Expected Gains on State Standardized Tests (EXPLORE, PLAN, PSAE): 49% (31st in CPS) Average ACT: Practice ACT's have predicted our first class to score in the high 16's, low 17's. This would rank us in the 20-25 highest scores in CPS Average Days Absent for students: 14 18th out of 104 CPS High Students Reporting Participation in Extracurricular Activities: 93% Students Reporting a Safe and Respectful School Climate: 84% Students Reporting Academic Rigor at School: 95% This is the highest percentage in CPS. Teachers that the state reports as 'Highly Qualified: 100% PARENTS reporting satisfaction as 'Adequate or Excellent': 88%

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
November 30, 2009
My daughter is a 2nd year cadet and I'm not impressed. The CPS leadership is non existent!! There is no accountability for the level of education the cadets are to receive. The Marine Corp component is very good, but if you want a college prep program, MMA isn't it. It's easy to out perform Crane, but it would be the parents hope to out perform Whitney Young. This is the only school in the CPS system that is on a 4x4 block schedule. That means that you condense 1 years worth of coureswork into 6 months. Arguably, our teenages don't have the attention span to sit in 1 class for 85 minutes and remember it all and barely have homework.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 28, 2009
I think this is a good school iam a freshmen and i think that the education is better than something you will get at crane and the teachers do care about you. I think that this school is far more better than your regular neighborhood schools.

- submitted by a student

November 24, 2009
I am a parent and my son has been in this school for three years. I don't think this school is interested in education as much as they are interested in drafting new recruits to the military. They focus on military more so than education which is not the main purpose of school... It is suppose to be education! I really am looking to transfer him out as quickly as possible.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2009
Compared to the local area school, this place is the Harvard of schools. People can complain all they want, but now is when the selective school campaign is coming in and I can already see the difference. My freshman son is far better off than his cousin who goes to Crane. You send a kid here, they start calling you sir. Kind of nice. The parents that I see complain, have no right, and should probably stop getting irate with the faculty and start getting jobs themselves. (unless you consider holding down their couches while watching Oprah and eating cheetos a job) I have always had a good experience there, and I am looking forward to the future.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2009
I was disappointed by the school overall my son's freshman year. The lack of leadership made it difficult for the school and students to flourish. The curriculum was not what was promised when I enrolled my son. I enrolled him in a selective enrollment school in hopes that he would get a headstart on college enrollment and am seroiusly disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2009
My children go to Marine Military Academy, and I have NOT been pleased with the education that they have received. The teachers and staff are NOT friendly, and they DON'T care about the students. Also, I DON'T feel safe sending my children there to be educated by people who need to get better education themselves.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2009
I am a student and Marine Military Academy is not the best. The lunch stinks. Teachers don't know how to teach and the bathrooms smell and it is boring. The curriculum is horrible. It is not the best school. The administration does not know how to manage their money. You send your kids for a bad education. Send the kids to public school or college prep.

- submitted by a student

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Marine Math&Science Academy High School
145 South Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL  60612
(773) 534-7818
Last modified Marine Math&Science Academy High School is a Public school that serves grades 1, 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marine Math&Science Academy High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top