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. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

521

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Ferdinand Wipachit
Principal


Admissions

Hours


7:00 am-3:00 pm
School Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
20, 49, 126
CTA Train
Blue, Green

Demographics ?


Asian
1.7%
Black
14.4%
Hispanic
81.8%
White
1.0%
Other
1.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
88.5%
Limited English
6.9%
Mobility Rate ?
3.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
37.9%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
975
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
92.2%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
78.8%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
97th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
83rd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
4th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
64th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
57.4%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
46.7%
11th Grade (SAT)
37.1%
All
47.7%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 885
PSAT 10 - 908
SAT - 975
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
96.7%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
96.1%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
94.4%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
92.8%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
92.2%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
92.9%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
78.8%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
64.6%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
75.0%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
59.5%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details WELL ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
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? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY STRONG
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 ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.4 3.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 44.2% 63.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.4 days 1.7 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.6% 94.8% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.7% 95.4% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.2% 0.4% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 85.0% 81.4%
Teachers 93.3% 79.9%
Parents 52% 35.6%

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 Leadership Academy

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
All applicants: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

Attendance at an Information Session is required for eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible 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 (150 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 (6) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • JROTC Academy 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Mixed Media 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Environmental Club 
  • JROTC 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
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 2018
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 2017
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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017