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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Communication & Media Arts High School is a public, magnet school located in Detroit, MI. It has 557 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Communication & Media Arts High School...
Address
14771 Mansfield St
Detroit, MI 48227
Telephone
(313) 866-9300
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Communication & Media Arts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
980
93 responses
Average ACT
20
50 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$28,586
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$45,526
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
38%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Olympiad, prom, graduation
    47%
  • Homecoming
    35%
  • Halloween Party
    7%
  • Ice Cream Social
    5%
  • Military Ball
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
557
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
36%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses

Communication & Media Arts High School Reviews

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I am an alumni of Communication and Media Arts HS from the year of 2016. CMA as a whole a really good school that has great intentions for students in their future. With the small school consisting of only 550 students the staff does the best the possibly can to try and leave no student behind. There aren’t many options student get to choose from when it comes to different clubs and sports with CMA only having access to the basic sports (Basketball, Football, Track & Field etc.). The surrounding areas weren’t typically the best around the school but the security always made sure they patrolled the are before, during l, and after school when students were heading home.
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The school was okay, it's not all that. Everyone is pretty much in a clique, don't try to fit in to be part of the popular kids who will most likely drop out or don't graduate. The principal is kind of mean and strict, but she can also be a great person too once you get to know her for a while. A parent for 2017 made school jackets for us and hosted our senior trip at Florida. As I started school in 10th grade, I always felt left out due to my 'dorkiness', but now as I graduate, I know that I am a part of class 2017!
My experience about Communication & Media Arts High School is that it's an average school where some subjects are hard, but it's worth the hard work and success. The diversity is okay, most students are either African Americans or Native American, some who are Hispanics, Indian, and Nigerian.