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 140 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.0 from 140 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: To keep things short, the principal insures that all students are staff. In many occasions when the principal took disciplinary actions I myself disagreed and even hated it but I understand that she was doing it for us. The mental detectors are lined up by doors used by visitors and students. There should be more to make things more faster but nonetheless they serve their purpose. Officers often move around the school looking out for any problems such as break ins, bullies, etc. There are some officers who have weapons and others who don't. I do feel safe in my school and still believe that officers plus the principal are petty at times but I'm grateful for the protection.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: 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
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 3
    Teachers: 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
    • 3
    Health & Safety: We have a school nurse but I didn't know until I had an anxiety attack on homecoming day.

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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%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 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 24 responses

  • 33% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 46% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 38% Everyone know each other
  • 19% Small surroundings
  • 12% There is nothing good about this school.
  • 12% Hardly any serious events occur; infrequent drama
  • 9% The teachers
  • 6% Small classes
  • 3% Some Administrators

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 22 responses

  • 55% Strict rules
  • 45% It's a small school and early dismissal

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 61% Petty
  • 22% Safe
  • 17% 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 21 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 24% 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.
  • 24% I hate everything about this school.