Community High School Rankings
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- A+88 Students
- A+49 Students
- B-22 Students
- A-22 Students
- B-16 Students
- A14 Students
- A+14 Students
- A+12 Students
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- A+12 Students
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Community High School Reviews
Review Community High School
Community High School is a place where students can experience a level of autonomy not made available at any of the other high schools in the district. Additionally, the school itself is very informal and few rules are imposed upon the students (no suspension for missing class, etc.). There are some truly amazing teachers that will make for an amazing academic experience (Judith, Matt, Robbie, Chloe, Jon, Jason, Ed, and Moe are really the all-stars), and the open-campus policy does allow for much better meals than those found in AAPS cafeterias (though the surrounding restaurants are NOT cheap). What really hurts Community, however, is the fact that there is a very specific mindset expected of all students who attend the school. That mindset reflects that of most residents of Ann Arbor in general and preaches very quasi-liberal ideals. It seems that to openly drift from said mindset is to remove yourself almost entirely from the rest of the community at Community, staff included.
My mom used to teach at Community so I grew up knowing I was going to go there. The teachers are very nice and accommodating. They will take time out of their day to make sure that you are doing well and can receive the help you need. It is also a great school for learning how to manage your time. The only thing that worries me is that the science program is not the best. It is split up over the years and I was not prepared for chemistry in college. I have to retake basic chemistry in order to be where I should be. I know a lot of other students who are going through the same thing as well. We received all A's, but need to retake some science classes. Also after four years of going there, I was ready to leave. It just seemed so small after a little while. All in all, Community is a great school and I highly recommend it especially if you are interested in arts or having teachers support you through anything.
Community High School prides itself in providing its students with its name, a community. The teachers are all spoken to on a first name basis, and a general feeling of equality between persons is present in every classroom. There is not a feeling of hierarchy attached to our dean or any of the other faculty member in the building. Community maintains a small student population, and due to this fact, not all students who want to attend can. Enrollment is decided via lottery. Transportation is more challenging than that of the other schools, due to a lack of a direct bus route. This leads to many parents driving their children to school, which can be incredibly invasive for their schedules. A bus route, at the very least, would be appreciated.