The oldest military academy in Chicago, Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville prepares students for postsecondary success through a robust student-centered military model of functional responsibility and an emphasis on math and science.  Routinely, the Academy graduates cadets who enter U.S. Service Academis or become Posse Scholars.  As Bronze Award winner of U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools in America," CMA-B cadets who enter the Academy with drive and self-discipline learn and practice authentic leadership skills that benefit them and their communities for a lifetime.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

Good Standing

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

313

School Type

Military academy ?

Faculty


Octavio Casas
Principal

Octavio Casas
Assistant Principal

LTC Schoenfeld
Commandant

Hours


7:30 am-3:05 pm
School Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
6:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
1, 3, 4, 35
CTA Train
Green, Red
Metra
Rock Island District (RI)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.3%
Black
64.5%
Hispanic
32.6%
White
1.6%
Other
1.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
94.2%
Limited English
5.4%
Mobility Rate ?
6.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
ACT Average 2016 ?
16.9
CPS Average 18.4
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2016 ?
85.4%
CPS Average 73.5%
College Enrollment 2016 ?
44.8%
CPS Average 57.9%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
-0.4
-4
 0
4
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
22nd
 0
50
99
National Average
This School's Average Score
ACT - 16.9
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2016)
96.4%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
School (2015)
91.9%
CPS (2015)
84.1%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2016)
85.9%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
80%
CPS (2015)
68.2%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
85.4%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
77.1%
CPS (2015)
69.9%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
44.8%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
School (2015)
65.7%
CPS (2015)
58.7%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2013 and 2014)
School (2016)
64.8%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
School (2015)
62.7%
CPS (2015)
70.0%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 59.5 26.4 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 7.0% 46.7% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.1 days 1.8 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 89.9% 92.9% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 96.4% 91.9% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 1.6% 0.3% 6.8%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.7% 83.0%
Teachers 96.3% 83.2%

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

Service Learning Academies (Military)

Deadline:  12/15/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Eligibility Requirements
Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP. Attendance at an Information Session is required for eligible applicants.
Selections
During 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 (100 points), 7th grade NWEA MAP scores (150 points), the two-part assessment (50 for each part), and the essay (100 points).
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (3) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Drawing 
  • Percussion 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
Life and Leadership
  • Environmental Club 
  • JROTC 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Safe Passage 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2016
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014