Communication & Media Arts High School in Detroit, MI - Niche

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Communication & Media Arts High School is a public school in Detroit, Michigan. It has 515 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 114 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.0 from 114 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Overall Experience: The school needs more clubs and organizations. Especially organizations for nursing, because everyone may not want to be in Geek Club, JROTC, etc. It's a shame we don't have gym either. Bullying is a huge problem in the school, the teachers really don't do their job to teach, especially the chemistry and 11th grade math teacher... We need better food options.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Food: We need more variation of food, as well as variation on snacks.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administrators are okay. They're not good or bad.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 1
    Sports & Fitness: Our sports team SUCKS! We need a fitness program for everyone in the school, like, we need a gym class and health class because that's an necessity for college.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers do their job, and some doesn't, like the chemistry teacher, who doesn't even try and help their students with lessons that the majority of students don't get.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.00 Edison Elementary School Public
FAM Academy Public
Burns Elementary/Middle School Public
1.66 Dossin Elementary-Middle School Public
1.66 Young Coleman A. Elementary School Public
1.66 King John R. Academic & Performing Arts Academy Public
1.66 Cooke Elementary School Public
1.33 Old Redford Academy - High School Public, Charter
Jerry L. White Center High School Public
Center for Literacy & Creativity Public, Charter
Rutherford Winans Academy Public
3.33 Renaissance High School Public
St. Scholastica Elementary School Private, Religious
2.33 Foreign Language Immersion & Cultural Studies School Public
1.33 University YES Academy Public, Charter
Detroit Innovation Academy Public
Lincoln-King Academy Public
1.66 Henderson Academy Public
Temple of Faith Baptist School Private, Religious
1.66 Emerson Elementary-Middle School Public
City Mission Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Academy Public, Charter, Magnet
2.00 Bow Elementary-Middle School Public
1.66 Michigan Technical Academy Elementary School Public, Charter
1.66 Loyola High School Private, Religious, All-Boys
1.66 Gompers Elementary-Middle School Public
2.00 David Ellis Academy Public, Charter
Cody Academy of Public Leadership Public
Medicine & Community Health Academy at Cody Public
Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody Public
1.66 Mann Elementary School Public
2.00 Oakman Elementary / Orthopedic School Public
Hazel Park Empowerment Alternative School Public
2.00 Schulze Elementary-Middle School Public
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Public
1.66 Detroit Community High School Public, Charter
1.66 Detroit Community Elementary/Middle School Public, Charter
Christ the King School Private, Religious
2.00 Vernor Elementary School Public
Mumford High School Public
2.00 Detroit Premier Academy Public, Charter
1.33 Flagship Charter Academy Public, Charter
Evergreen Lutheran School Private, Religious
Ford High School Public
Al-Ihsan Academy Private, Religious
International Preparatory Academy - Macdowell Camp Public
1.66 Noble Elementary-Middle School Public
2.33 Oakman Elementary School Public
2.66 McCollough Elementary School Public
2.33 Unis Middle School Public
Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary/Middle School Public
Mackenzie Elementary/Middle School Public
1.33 Einstein Elementary School Public
Metropolitan Academy of Detroit Private
1.33 Old Redford Academy - Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet
1.66 Old Redford Academy - Middle School Public, Charter
1.66 Warrendale Charter Academy Public, Charter
Andrew Young Early College Academy Public
3.00 AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Public, Charter
Tawheed Center School Private, Religious
3.00 Bates Academy Public
2.00 Detroit Service Learning Academy Public, Charter, Magnet
2.00 Gardner Elementary School Public
2.66 Maples Elementary School Public
1.66 Bagley Elementary School Public
2.00 Dixon Elementary School Public
Hazel Park Empowerment Impact Alternative School Public
3.33 University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy Private, Religious, All-Boys
Hazel Park Empowerment West Alternative School Public
2.00 Brace-Lederle School Public, Magnet
2.33 Southfield Regional Academic Campus Public, Magnet, Alternative
Nova Discipline Academy Public, Alternative
1.66 Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit Public, Charter
Aisha Shule/W.E.B. DuBois Preparatory Academy Public, Charter, Magnet
1.66 Carver Elementary-Middle School Public
1.33 Detroit Leadership Academy Public, Charter
Westside Christian Academy Private, Religious
Oak Park Alternative Education Center Public, Alternative
Tri-County Educational Center Public, Alternative
3.00 Lowrey Elementary School Public
3.33 Lowrey Middle School Public
2.00 Riverside Academy Public, Charter
2.00 Riverside Academy - West Campus Public, Charter

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.33 University YES Academy 2 mi. 364
Medicine & Community Health Academy at Cody 3 mi. 451
Cody Academy of Public Leadership 3 mi. 366
1.66 Detroit Community High School 2 mi. 492
3.00 AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School 4 mi. 375

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


Female 59%
Male 40%

Student Diversity

Communication & Media Arts High School United States AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Cody Academy of Public Leadership Detroit Community High School Medicine & Community Health Academy at Cody University YES Academy
African American 99.0% 15.0% 4.0% 98.0% 99.0% 96.0% 100%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 94.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 14 responses

  • 43% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 50% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 44% Everyone know each other
  • 28% Small surroundings
  • 11% Small classes
  • 11% 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 11 responses

  • 47% Strict rules
  • 29% The amount of time they give us to eat lunch
  • 18% The students and I am one of them
  • 6% Clubs/Organizations

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Strict rules
  • 46% It's a small school and early dismissal

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Petty
  • 17% Safe
  • 17% Petty, negative, yet human

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Follow all the rules
  • 38% Try not to get in trouble for petty things.
  • 23% Be on time & use your time between classes wisely

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 20% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 40% I hate everything about this school.