"Commonwealth has a very rich curriculum for high performing students."
Students enrolled 200
Hours 7:45am - 3:25pm
School leader Mrs. Angela Moore
Transportation options Yes
District Commonwealth Community Devel. Academy
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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13477 Eureka St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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(313) 366-9470
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2 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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May 14, 2014
Former teacher at this school and would NOT recommend it for any teacher or child. Unsafe environment, office staff sometimes not present and phones are not in rooms. MEAP scores ridiculously low.

- submitted by a teacher
November 28, 2013
bad school i use to go there people dont go there i had a good teacher his name was mr.fells

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
Commonwealth Community Development Academy Is clearly a FAILING SCHOOL! I would not recommend this school to anyone unless your looking for a a babysitter! The administrators and their practices are terrible! The conditions of building aren't the best for students or staff members! They are ranked as one of the worst schools in Detroit! Not one of their students passed the MEAP successfully which is evidence that they are deficient in many areas! Overall, if you want your child to have a valuable learning experience don't send them to Commonwealth Community Development Academy!

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2013
I really don't even know where to start but please take this review seriously. I am a former teacher and for all teachers looking for a job? Keep looking. For all the parents looking for a school? Keep looking. Teachers: you can do better. I promise. I worked there for many years because I got comfortable and was scared to look, but there were only empty promises from administration and very poor working conditions. Parents: do NOT continue to enroll your students here. Please. Yes, they pay money for good programs, but they don't provide teachers with what they need, they don't even know what their teachers are doing most of the time! Behavior is horrible and even the best behaved student becomes out of control. There are days that there isn't even anyone inthe office. They are so lucky that there has not been an emergency. They were on the worst schools list by the newspaper for a reason. You can see this in their MEAP scores. It is inexcusable. This school needs to be shutdown, and Eastern needs to wake up, do a site visit, interview teachers, and they will see past the smoke and mirrors.

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2013
Worst school every!!!!!I could not wait till the school year ended.The staff had know clue about what was going on.There was only one sixth grade class....yes all the sixth graders from the entire school were in that one class.My kid didnt learn enything.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
i have no words for this school their programs are okay and compared to other schools around the neighborhood its good because of the lack of competition i am so happy for this school but this school is not all peach and creams its a small school with small issues which can be handled i can see this school is trying to improve and maybe it will i can't say the bad outweighs the good but my experience here have been rocky for reasons i will not tell you i not saying its a good or bad school but just know this is the time to be a gambler either you put a child in this school and trust they will be okay or trust they will be okay and they won't be okay its an investment but maybe its an investment worth investing in,this school was once great but it went down hill in like 2008 but its getting better and i believe it will once again be good i don't agree with some of this reviews unless you go to this school you will be an outsider and trust me its not all peach and creams like some of this reviews are trying to say and i really hope this school becomes a school of excellence i have memories here good and bad and i will pray for this school

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2011
My children attended this school from kindergarten, and they received an excellent academic foundation. I absolutely love the Success for All reading program and would recommend it to anyone. My kids learned the roots of reading in kindergarten and the program builds each year with my child s growth. My children are outstanding readers and writers because of it. I also like the staff s genuine interest in working with every student. They don t just kick kids out of school for convenience, like most other schools that don t wants to deal with our kids. They truly believe in No child being left behind .

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
I am a former Commonwealth parent. I loved Commonwealth. My kids went on to great high schools because of what they learned there and are successful. The curriculum is good, like Success for All and Everyday Math. I also like they way they discipline the kids. If you want your child to learn go there. If you don't care you won't. The staff is mostly good too.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
Commonwealth has changed for the past 2010-2011 school year. All teachers are certified with new programs implemented. The computer lab has a certified instructor. Their lunch program has hot food with cooks on staff. Dr. Hill knows what it takes to run the school with a business mind. He is trying to instill the children with positive influence to stop the cycle of no education in the black community. There are some improvements that could be maid, but without parent involvement this is a slow process. Dr. Hill also has two buses that pick students up in their neighborhood for free. Overall the academic program is good, but as with all things there can be some improvement. So stop with the negativity and get with the best program on the eastside of Detroit.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2010
I was a teacher here for four years and I must say it was the most horrific experience in my career. They have great academic programs like Success for All reading and Everyday Math, however, it is hard to fully utilize these resources when you have disruptive and disrespectful students that KNOW there will be NO consequences for their actions. The administration is family operated and is quite mean and underhanded to the staff. This sentiment creates stress that is often taken out on the students in return. There are basically no after school activities other than tutoring! I wouldn't recommend this school to even an "enemy's" child because of what may be produced due to the environment.

- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2010
I have been going to commonwealth since I was in kindergarten. During my first four years there, it was great. Then as I got older the school began to go downhill. The principal is always trying to prove that she is the boss. When teachers try to make good improvements, the principal just shuts them down leaving the school to suffer. The school is trying to improve with only material things. These things will be exciting to the children, but soon they will be nothing. I think the school needs to be more organized and strict like they were when was younger. As for the teachers, some are great and others are not. Watch out for the funny acting ones, they will hurt your feelings. :>

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January 07, 2010
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February 24, 2009
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November 18, 2008
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October 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2007
I see quality teachers at CCDA and no parent involvement! I am big on parent involvement! If you let children do what they want at home what do you think they will try at school? We love them and we love you. We need your support, lets not place blame lets save our children together! Please come back and lets make it right together!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
This school's administration is heavy-handed with the staff and generally unsupportive to the teachers. They create a hostile environment that filters down to the students.

- submitted by a teacher
June 27, 2006
I would not recommend this school to anyone, future staff or future students. The adminstration doesn't know what they are doing and have never been in the classroom. Some teachers are not certified in the state of Michigan. There are many behavior problems that are not dealt with at the school. They get rid of good teachers and keep the bad teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2006
This is such a horrible school for student, parents, and teachers. The administration is extremely mean spirited. They have high teacher turnover, and appear only concerned about students as 'dollars'. Students that require special services are typically shortchanged, and the unruly students have the most control in the school. Parents beware!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
I was dissappointed at this school because the children have no recess they have no option of what specials they can take gym, art, or computers my kids only had computer one semester and art the next no gym, they are bases on sucess for all which is ok but math is too long and too complicated. Teachers I met are nice. This year they will have k-6 because the middle school closes due too poor grades and I heard there will be no specials their emphasis will be math. My kids are not coming back.

- submitted by a parent
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Commonwealth Community Development Academy
13477 Eureka St, Hamtramck, MI  48212
(313) 366-9470
Last modified Commonwealth Community Development Academy is a Charter school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Commonwealth Community Development Academy Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 21 reviews.