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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Marine Leadership Academy is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 840 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 9% of students are at least proficient in math and 11% in reading.

Marine Leadership Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
11%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
980
114 responses
Average ACT
22
11 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$62,518
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Median Home Value
$314,519
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Military Ball
    36%
  • Pep rallies
    27%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
840
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Marine Leadership Academy. The name itself implies that there is a great deal of responsibility for every student in attendance. The military side of the school allows for students to develop discipline and character through experience. We are known to be a student run school. This means that we are given many opportunities to learn how to manage a position of authority, thus providing us with useful life skills. Aside from my previous statements, Marine Leadership Academy could use improvements in certain aspects. Due to our location we do not have many resources at hands reach. Which is why I have been on a quest for post-secondary guidance; I will forever take advantage of the endless opportunities that will arise.
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The help of military personnel was ideal as they help shape up young adults into more of having initiative. Young leaders aspiring to do better and become self aware of others. Wanting to work on self improvement not only academic wise but character wise as well. Students are put into specific jobs and they have to be responsible of that; therefore, it creates some source of responsibility. Some of the changes I would make are academically have a well structurized grading system that is fair and challenging. The grading system is a poor choice as anyone can receive a D by just breathing. It needs to hold students accountable that they should want to work to get a decent enough grade.
Marine Leadership Academy takes pride in a lot of it's accomplishments, but the school isn't as great as it seems. We have very dedicated students, yet have to put up with innapropriate teachers, manipulative staff and an unjust system. At MLA students are able to get away with too much and invest 4 years of their life in a learning environment that doesn't prepare them for college or the work force.