School Details

Phoenix Military Academy High School

145 South Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 534-7275

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 459 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

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About this school

Phoenix Military Academy High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Phoenix Military Academy High School is Ferdinand Wipachit. 459 students attend Phoenix Military Academy High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Phoenix Military Academy High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 98% of the 459 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Phoenix Military Academy High School is 18:1. Marine Math&Science Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 66% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 86%
Limited English proficiency 1% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 98% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to a information session here and it is very good I hope I get chosen to come to this school. I am in 8th grade

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to this school and its really good..Were a level one high school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a LET 3 [Junior] student at PMA yes there used to be a security problem back when I was a LET 1 but there is close to nothing to worry about anymore. Our ROTC instructors actually walk us to the bus/train. And the school IS a MILITARY high school but there is NO reason to worry about being recruited that is just nonsense. The only jrotc classes we have is [unfortunately] twice or three times a week depending on the students schedule & morning formation of course. I am one of 6 commpany commanders & if you are a parent of a student I would really appriciate it if you would make sure they arrive to school before 8am otherwise we will have to mark them absent & that will lower their formation grade. thank you! (

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent and my son has been in this school for three years. I dont 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 totransfer him out as quickly as possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school has taught my child alot. i am proud i am a pma parent!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son enrolled at Phoenix as a junior in 2006. [There is a] 'security zone' which means school security waits for students at certain bus stops in the mornings and in the afternoon. Unfortunately my son nor I realized that the school is in such a bad neighborhood. The school should make sure that they inform all students of the dangers of the neighborhood. As far as the actual school it is ok. According to my son there is alot of riff-raff but for those students that mind their own business and go there to learn should have no problems. My son graduated this year because he was there to learn.

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