Communication & Media Arts High School

165 reviews
  1. Detroit Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
14771 Mansfield St
Detroit, MI 48227
Telephone
(313) 866-9300

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
960
15 responses
Average ACT
20
49 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
AP Enrollment
2%
AP Exam Pass Rate
0%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    16%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    56%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    20%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    8%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • Olympiad, prom, graduation
    43%
  • Homecoming
    38%
  • Halloween Party
    8%
  • Ice Cream Social
    5%
  • Military Ball
    5%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
608
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,544
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,927/ year
National
$11,890
41%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses

Reviews

165 reviews
  • Excellent
    11
  • Very Good
    29
  • Average
    86
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    12
The school's groups aren't quite great. They do give a fair chance to play except for the basketball team. Certain clubs like gleek club push for the school to become better academically. The after school tutorials has to be one of the activities the principal really appreciates the most, because they really show improvement in students success. Journalism and yearbook staff members stay pretty focused on their work but they help the school too. These members also help teachers after school with activities such as grading papers, and preparing for after school events like parent teacher conferences.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago
Really this school is not all that unique. It's pretty basic except for the few teachers that care about the future of students. The staff members are petty and very attentive. The principal doesn't really allow students to have much fun, sometimes I understand why not but most likely I'm lost to as why she doesn't allow certain events. Choosing this school again would be a decision I would have to mediate on. One reason why I would choose this school is I love being around some teachers and administrators. They're some of the most positive people I've ever met in life. I enjoy the few events we do participate in. To some surprise the school doesn't have a lot of fighting going on, which I like because it shows that we as students can be molded into pretty discipline students. The schools athletic teams could use some help, they aren't the best teams in their divisions.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago
Teachers here are normally pretty strict and try to keep students on track. Some provide tips on how to improve life outside of school. Certain teachers use a nice approachment when it comes to the future pretaining to outside of school. Then there are some who give more harsh speeches showing the struggles in life but sometimes that's what it takes. Overall the teachers stress the point of going to after school tutorials and studying the correct way. More than once teachers have proven to me that they're here for you, even if it's to get something off your chest. There are teachers who fail to put grades in on time, out as a result they often seek teacher assistants. Many students may disagree with the style in which some teachers use to teach and argue it as being petty. If we as students put ourselves in their shoes we can understand that most teachers just want us to become the best we can be, of course some are really just petty.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago