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Communication & Media Arts High School is a public school in Detroit, Michigan. It has 528 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 21% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 100 reviews written and they have been mixed.

14771 Mansfield St
Detroit, MI 48227
(313) 866-9300

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 100 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My overall experience with this school is fine. I don't compl about it I just do whatever I have to do and mind my business.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I personally don't really eat school lunch because I am a picky eater. I really don't care for it.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: I feel as if the policies are too strict and petty. Many students get suspended over something that is not really a big deal. That suspension messes up the students ability to learn. If administration keeps suspending students thinking it will teach them a lesson, if won't. It'll just give them more freedom time at home.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: We have two weight rooms. Unfortunately our school isn't big enough to have its own football field, softball/baseball field and track. We do have places we go to call our home field
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers try their best to help a student who's struggling. They're respectful to us as we are to them. Sometimes they can nag a little too much. But we always end up getting the help we need.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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2.00 Edison Elementary School Public
Grandmont Rosedale Christian School Private, Religious
1.66 Burns Elementary School Public
1.66 Dossin Elementary School Public
1.66 Coleman A. Young Elementary School Public
1.66 John R. King Academic & Performing Arts Academy Public
1.66 Old Redford Academy - Middle School Public, Charter
Jerry L. White Center High School Public
1.66 Cooke Elementary School Public
St. Scholastica Elementary School Private, Religious
Randolph Career & Technical Center Public
1.33 Old Redford Academy - High School Public, Charter
Center for Literacy & Creativity Public, Charter
1.66 Rutherford Elementary School Public
3.33 Renaissance High School Public
2.33 Foreign Language Immersion & Cultural Studies School Public
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1.33 University YES Academy Public, Charter
New Providence Academy Private, Religious
1.33 Lincoln-King Academy Public, Charter
1.66 Henderson Academy Public
Temple of Faith Baptist School Private, Religious
1.66 Emerson Elementary School Public
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Academy Public, Charter, Magnet
Breithaupt Career & Technical Center Public, All-Boys
Tot Town Child Development Center Private
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Cody Academy of Public Leadership Public
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2.33 Cody College Prep Upper School of Teaching & Learning Public
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1.66 Gompers Elementary School Public
1.66 Mann Elementary School Public
2.00 David Ellis Academy Public, Charter
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1.66 Detroit Community High School Public, Charter
1.66 Detroit Community Elementary/Middle School Public, Charter
1.66 Parker Elementary School Public
2.33 Ludington Magnet Middle School Public, Magnet
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2.00 Detroit Premier Academy Public, Charter
1.33 Flagship Charter Academy Public, Charter
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1.66 Michigan Technical Academy Public, Charter
1.66 Noble Elementary School Public
2.00 Ford High School Public
2.00 MacDowell Elementary School Public
2.66 McCollough Elementary School Public
2.33 Unis Middle School Public
2.33 Oakman Elementary School Public
1.66 Bethune Fitzgerald Academy Public
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1.66 Warrendale Charter Academy Public, Charter
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Metropolitan Academy of Detroit Private
1.33 Old Redford Academy - Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet
1.33 Einstein Elementary School Public
3.00 AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Public, Charter
2.00 Gardner Elementary School Public
2.66 Maples Elementary School Public
3.00 Bates Academy Public
2.00 Detroit Service Learning Academy Public, Charter, Magnet
1.66 Bagley Elementary School Public
2.00 Dixon Elementary School Public
3.33 University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy Private, Religious, All-Boys
2.33 Southfield Regional Academic Campus Public, Magnet, Alternative
Aisha Shule/W.E.B. DuBois Preparatory Academy Public, Charter, Magnet
1.66 Barton Elementary School Public
1.66 Carver Elementary School Public
2.00 Brace-Lederle School Public, Magnet
1.66 Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit Public, Charter
1.33 Detroit Leadership Academy Public, Charter
Clara B. Ford Academy (Strict Discipline Academy) Public, Charter, Alternative, All-Girls
Vista Meadows Academy Public, Charter
Westside Christian Academy Private, Religious
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3.00 Lowrey Elementary School Public
3.33 Lowrey Middle School Public
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2.66 McDonald Elementary School Public
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1.33 Hope Academy Public, Charter
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2.66 William Ford Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Edison Elementary School 0 mi. 300
1.66 Coleman A. Young Elementary School 1 mi. 572
1.66 Old Redford Academy - Middle School 2 mi. 424
1.66 Rutherford Elementary School 2 mi. 303
1.33 University YES Academy 2 mi. 269

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 62%
Male 37%


Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 23.5%
Grade 12 24.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 42% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Everyone know each other
  • 31% Small surroundings
  • 12% Small classes
  • 6% There is nothing good about this school.
  • 6% Hardly any serious events occur; infrequent drama

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 46% Strict rules
  • 38% The amount of time they give us to eat lunch
  • 15% The students and I am one of them

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Strict rules
  • 36% It's a small school and early dismissal

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Petty
  • 22% Safe
  • 0% Petty, negative, yet human

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Follow all the rules
  • 36% Try not to get in trouble for petty things.
  • 18% Be on time & use your time between classes wisely

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 9 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 25% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 25% I hate everything about this school.