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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
MacArthur High School is a public school located in Decatur, IL. It has 1,113 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
1499 W Grand Ave
Decatur, IL 62522
Telephone
(217) 362-3152
Website
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MacArthur High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1060
34 responses
Average ACT
23
48 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,424
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$658
National
$949
Median Home Value
$69,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Basketball/Football Games
    28%
  • Homecoming Week!!
    25%
  • Prom
    25%
  • Volley Ball Games
    9%
  • Soccer games
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,113
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,433
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,124/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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My overally experience at Macarthur High School was very interesting. We went through about 4 principals within my 4 years of attending. My graduating class of 2017 went through many trials and tribulations as a whole, they pretty much used us as their “lab rats” The school spirit at Macarthur is through the roof. You will never find another fan section as hype as the Macarthur Generals!
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I am a student attending MacArthur high school and have attended for all my four years. It has been an amazing experience since the start, I had a chance to meet new friends and get more involved in my school community. This school is included in the district 61 and ever since I was little I always remain in this district and the schools involved because they offer many opportunities that makes the kids more active and always a way to learn more.MacArthur high school is not just any school but also my home and to many other students I can say. .Once a general always a General! This school offered me an opportunity to go see what i really wanted to do in my life as a career and thanks to this school before I graduated school I knew what I wanted to do.
MacArthur was a great school experience wise. However, the learning experience was very hot and cold depending on the teachers. I enjoyed myself and because I was an honor student with college and AP courses, it made it quite easy to fit in in my environment.