Communication & Media Arts High School

Communication & Media Arts High School
Established 1992
Type School of Choice
Principal Mrs. Donya Odom
Faculty 23
Students 520
Grades 9th - 12th
Location 14771 Mansfield Street Detroit, Michigan,
Detroit, Michigan, USA
District Detroit Public Schools
Colors Purple and White
Mascot Pharaohs
Website Communication Media Arts High School Website

Communication & Media Arts High School (CMA) is a school of choice and part of Detroit Public Schools in Detroit, Michigan on 14771 Mansfield in between Grand River and Fenkell. Kim Woo Gray was principal when the school opened in 1992 until her retirement in 2008. CMA has twenty-three full time staff and 512 students. CMA is one of four magnet schools in Detroit, others being (Renaissance High School, Cass Technical High School and Detroit School of Arts).

The school

CMA is a highly successful "college" preparatory school.

97% of the class of 2006 graduated on time. 95% went to either a full time college or a trade school, 5% went to the military. The girls volleyball team has won the city championship. The DPS Board of Education has unsuccessfully attempted to close CMA three times.


CMA has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best high schools.

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