Military Academy

Phoenix Military Academy

Military Academy

145 S Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL  60612

(773) 534-7275
Phoenix Military Academy (PMA) is a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Military Academy. The Academy goal is to educate PMA cadets as citizens of leadership with character and vision for our nation. At PMA, highly motivated and professional cadres of faculty provide an effective and challenging college-prep curriculum. This curriculum is delivered in one of the safest, positive, and disciplined learning environments in CPS. The PMA small school setting enables teachers to build personal and positive connections with cadets equipping them for admission to highly selective colleges, successful future career endeavors, and competitive summer opportunities. PMA integrates JROTC and a team-based, problem-solving approach within an innovative core academic program. PMA cadets are empowered youth with a well-rounded education, instilled with self-confidence, a sense of teamwork, and leadership skills. PMA cadets become lifelong learners and positive change agents in their communities.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 1+
This is the rating the school district gives to a school about how well they are performing. From highest performing to lowest performing, the possible levels are: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3.
Freshman On Track97%
This is the percentage of the last 9th grade class that, based on their grades and attendance in 9th grade, is on track to graduate. Whether or not a student is on track during their freshman year is the biggest indicator of whether or not they will graduate from high school on time!
Average SAT Score975
The SAT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions that students take during their 11th grade year. This piece of information averages together the scores of the last 11th grade class at a school. The CPS average is 951.
Graduation Rates94%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within five years. The average in CPS is 69.9%.
College Enrollment Rates79%
College Readiness48%
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
School Culture
Student Mobility8%
The percentage of students that transfer in or out of the school during the school year. A higher percentage means that there are more students coming and going. Though it doesn’t tell us why students are transferring in and out, we can imagine that it could feel a little unstable if this is a high percentage.
Student Attendance95%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Teacher Attendance92%
This is the average daily attendance of teachers at the school – on average, what percent of all the teachers employed at the school are in attendance. As a student, it could be more challenging to make academic progress if you regularly have substitutes or don’t get to build a relationship with the teacher.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Very Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Very Strong
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Very Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size28
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment547
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 15.5%
American Indian / Alaskan .5484%
Asian 1.645%
Hispanic 80.599999999999994%
Pacific Islander .36559999999999998%
White .9%
Two or More Races .37%
Hispanic 80.2%
Black 17%
Other 0.9%
Asian 1.3%
White 0.6%
Hispanic 74.8%
Black 24.1%
Other 0.6%
Asian 0.4%
White 0.2%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeMilitary Academy
ProgramsMilitary Academy
Application RequirementsDuring the Information Session, students will sign a Commitment Agreement, complete a Motivation and Perseverance Assessment, and write a brief essay. Selections will be based on a point system with a maximum of 500 points, derived from 7th grade final (cumulative) grades (150 points), NWEA MAP scores (150 points), the two-part assessment (50 points for each part), and the essay (100 points).
SelectionsMinimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and attendance at an Information Session at one of the Military Academies.



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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
HS Freshman Hours: 7:00 am - 2:35 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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