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About This School

Marine Math and Science Academy High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Marine Math and Science Academy High School is Fred Aguirre. 367 students attend Marine Math and Science Academy High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Marine Math and Science Academy High School is 14:1. Phoenix Military Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 47%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    MMSA is a great school you won't find another school that staff care more about there students. MMSA have a small number of students but that's just one of the good things about this school. This school actually give students a chance to lead and arrange thing a lot of people don't think that's not anything big but you have to look at the fact that most adults have never lead a group of people or been in charge of anything. This school not only provide you with information you need for your next level it also provides you with information that you will carry on with you for the rest of your life.

  • (12 months ago)

    Unlike many other public high school's with your typical average number of 1 000 students or less Marine Math and Science Academy is a far more different structured high school that acknowledges a different way in teaching. I'm a freshman at MMSA and not only just focusing on the discipline format MMSA teachers and our principle Fred Aguirre all put in their effort to maintain the structured high school. With their support they help us to prepare us the youth for the "big test" that counts which is our Junior year ACT test. It demands a force of effort to try the best we could in testing as the ACT reflects upon our future in career management and the position we stand for the career we decide to chose. This is just my beginning at MMSA and I believe that with my effort and the support of the teachers and including my principle MMSA will help my reach for success! -Thank you

  • (1 year ago)

    Parents need research the school before sending their son/daughter to the school. We don't have a lot of kids who could have went to Whitney Young because those students are at the schools rated higher. We have a few students who selected us over Whitney Young. Parents need to get involve and be apart of their son/daughter education. We are a good school and one of the top 25 schools in the Chicago area. Lets keep it real parents (if you can send your child to a better school then that's your option.) Don't complain if you are not part of your child education and trying to volunteer at the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    MMA By the numbers All of the information I am offering can be found on our website ( or the CPS High School Directory at http // Extracurricular Activities 14 sports 5-10 clubs Attendance Usually between 89-92%. Students Making Expected Gains on State Standardized Tests (EXPLORE PLAN PSAE) 49% (31st in CPS) Average ACT Practice ACT's have predicted our first class to score in the high 16's low 17's. This would rank us in the 20-25 highest scores in CPS Average Days Absent for students 14 18th out of 104 CPS High Students Reporting Participation in Extracurricular Activities 93% Students Reporting a Safe and Respectful School Climate 84% Students Reporting Academic Rigor at School 95% This is the highest percentage in CPS. Teachers that the state reports as 'Highly Qualified 100% PARENTS reporting satisfaction as 'Adequate or Excellent' 88%

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a 2nd year cadet and I'm not impressed. The CPS leadership is non existent!! There is no accountability for the level of education the cadets are to receive. The Marine Corp component is very good but if you want a college prep program MMA isn't it. It's easy to out perform Crane but it would be the parents hope to out perform Whitney Young. This is the only school in the CPS system that is on a 4x4 block schedule. That means that you condense 1 years worth of coureswork into 6 months. Arguably our teenages don't have the attention span to sit in 1 class for 85 minutes and remember it all and barely have homework.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think this is a good school iam a freshmen and i think that the education is better than something you will get at crane and the teachers do care about you. I think that this school is far more better than your regular neighborhood schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent and my son has been in this school for three years. I don't think this school is interested in education as much as they are interested in drafting new recruits to the military. They focus on military more so than education which is not the main purpose of school... It is suppose to be education! I really am looking to transfer him out as quickly as possible.

  • (4 years ago)

    Compared to the local area school this place is the Harvard of schools. People can complain all they want but now is when the selective school campaign is coming in and I can already see the difference. My freshman son is far better off than his cousin who goes to Crane. You send a kid here they start calling you sir. Kind of nice. The parents that I see complain have no right and should probably stop getting irate with the faculty and start getting jobs themselves. (unless you consider holding down their couches while watching Oprah and eating cheetos a job) I have always had a good experience there and I am looking forward to the future.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was disappointed by the school overall my son's freshman year. The lack of leadership made it difficult for the school and students to flourish. The curriculum was not what was promised when I enrolled my son. I enrolled him in a selective enrollment school in hopes that he would get a headstart on college enrollment and am seroiusly disappointed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student and Marine Military Academy is not the best. The lunch stinks. Teachers don't know how to teach and the bathrooms smell and it is boring. The curriculum is horrible. It is not the best school. The administration does not know how to manage their money. You send your kids for a bad education. Send the kids to public school or college prep.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children go to Marine Military Academy and I have NOT been pleased with the education that they have received. The teachers and staff are NOT friendly and they DON'T care about the students. Also I DON'T feel safe sending my children there to be educated by people who need to get better education themselves.

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