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 608 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 119 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.0 from 119 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school is safe and full of smart students,but the rules are very petty and unnecessary.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: the school has some petty rules
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Communication & Media Arts high school gets students ready for colleges.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall this school is wonderful. It is a general college prep school, so the teachers will treat you as if you were in college. Time management is the most important thing to remain aware of. If you can't manage your time you will be behind.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school has its pros and cons. A pro is that the teachers try to actually work with you but a con would be the structure of the school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.00 Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School at Cody Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
0.66 Old Redford Academy - High School 1 mi. 865
University YES Academy 2 mi. 666
David Ellis Academy 3 mi. 416
1.66 Medicine & Community Health Academy at Cody 3 mi. 432
1.66 Cody Academy of Public Leadership 3 mi. 356

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


Female 60%
Male 39%

Student Diversity

Communication & Media Arts High School United States Cody Academy of Public Leadership David Ellis Academy Medicine & Community Health Academy at Cody Old Redford Academy - High School University YES Academy
African American 99.0% 15.0% 98.0% 99.0% 97.0% 99.0% 100%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.8%
Grade 10 35.5%
Grade 11 19.1%
Grade 12 18.6%

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 17 responses

  • 41% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 47% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 45% Everyone know each other
  • 23% Small surroundings
  • 14% Hardly any serious events occur; infrequent drama
  • 9% Small classes
  • 9% There is nothing good about this school.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Strict rules
  • 32% The amount of time they give us to eat lunch
  • 12% The students and I am one of them
  • 8% No football feild
  • 4% Clubs/Organizations

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Strict rules
  • 38% It's a small school and early dismissal

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% Petty
  • 24% Safe
  • 18% Petty, negative, yet human

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Follow all the rules
  • 33% Try not to get in trouble for petty things.
  • 28% Be on time & use your time between classes wisely

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 27% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 27% I hate everything about this school.