Military Academy

Rickover Naval Academy

Military Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL  60660

(773) 534-2890
Rickover enables cadets to excel academically, engage in meaningful leadership training and have experiences that prepare them for post secondary education and provide a foundation for future success.

Rickover provides a foundation for future success by enabling cadets to excel academically, to engage in meaningful leadership training and to have experiences that prepare them for post-secondary education.

We believe the world is the classroom; examples of the experiences students have are US and international travel, partnership programs with universities, and interaction with US Navy Admirals, political leaders and corporate CEOs. Cadets have opportunities to take Advanced Placement and Dual-credit courses, resulting in college credit.

Cadets will have opportunities to be peer leaders from their first day of school. They may be responsible for a squad of 5 to a class of 28. They can rise to be responsible for the school of 600 students.

Rickover cadets are part of a tradition of academic excellence and post-secondary preparation. Our graduates for years have averaged $90,000 to $100,000 in scholarship earnings. 100% of graduates for five years have been accepted to a post-secondary school. A large percentage of our graduates complete more than 100 hours of community service, rather than the required 40 hours.

Our cadets live by our motto, Learning to Lead in Order to Serve.
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 Score940
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 Rates87%
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 Rates76%
College Readiness32%
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 Mobility3%
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 Attendance93%
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 Attendance90%
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?Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Neutral
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Neutral
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size23
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 Enrollment458
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 7.6%
American Indian / Alaskan .43669999999999998%
Asian 6.1139999999999999%
Hispanic 76.900000000000006%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 8.3000000000000007%
Two or More Races .66%
Hispanic 74.5%
Black 9.7%
White 8.4%
Asian 5.6%
Other 1.8%
Hispanic 73.1%
Black 11.3%
White 9.5%
Asian 4.2%
Other 1.9%
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 RequirementsEligible students must attend an Information Session, during which they 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 (100 points), 7th grade NWEA MAP scores (150 points), the two-part assessment (50 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.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:15 am - 3:20 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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