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.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Marine Leadership Academy Reviews
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.
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.
As a Sophomore in Marine Leadership Academy as well as my second year in the academy my experience so far has been genuinely good because I have been engaged in a few clubs here and there. For example this year I had gone out to South Dakota to represent Marine Leadership Academy. By doing so our instructor had announced that he need people who are interested in signing up to do the YPFT (Youth Physical Fitness Test) for the drill team. Which is also a club that is available in our school. As my first time going to a competition in a different state it was a very new experience. That being said Marine Leadership Academy has so much to offer for the students, not only that but there are also some programs that are held within our school during off-school hours where it can also benefit the parent or guardian of a child that comes to Marine Leadership Academy. There are simply to many things that are beneficial for the people as well as for future leaders being made in the academy.