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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
California Military Institute is a public, charter school located in Perris, CA. It has 1,049 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1050
74 responses
Average ACT
23
13 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$59,141
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,329
National
$949
Median Home Value
$261,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Attending the military ball.
    28%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Thomas and Train Community Servive
    15%
  • Homecoming games
    11%
  • ASB Activites and Football Games
    7%
  • Senior nights
    6%
  • Varsity softball
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,049
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,828/ year
National
$12,239
21%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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I've attended California Military Institute since I was in 5th grade and I graduated from there. There were some years when I wanted to move to a different school and experience a regular high school but I'm glad I didn't leave because there came some benefits to it. Our class of 2020 was about 120 students, that's so little compared to other school with 500 students in each class. I liked how small our school was because it felt like a family, everyone knew each other or knew of each other. Even with teachers we were close to, our staff and administrators always had a positive attitude.
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I have been going to California Military Institute for 8 years now and I've seen many changes happen so far. CMI is a great school filled with caring teachers and nice students. People usually think military schools are for "bad" kids, but this one is not at all. For students to be accepted, they must be smart and have a good behavioural record. Our school doesn't even allow "D" grades. Once a student's grade drops below a 70%, they receive an "F". But most importantly our school teaches students leadership, discipline, and good morals even from a young age. Yet, I still give CMI 4 stars overall because they are yet to bring out their full potential, for example, our long awaited gym is finally starting construction and should be finished before the start of the next school year.
The students perform well in sports and stand out academically. It is one of the best schools in the area based on student behavior. There is an emphasis on college readiness. There are many events throughout the school year that help students consider various career paths.
The facilities are poor. Restrooms are often closed, and students cannot access them. Sports teams have to use resources, such as fields and courts, from other schools. The school receives terrible funding, so few advanced courses are offered. The staff seems to have problems communicating.