C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
4400 Aldine Mail Rt
Houston, TX 77039
Telephone
(281) 985-6330

MacArthur High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1010
283 responses
Average ACT
22
69 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.60 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 209 responses
Report
  • Going to the homecoming game
    21%
  • Going to a pep rally
    16%
  • Student clubs
    11%
  • Talent shows
    10%
  • Staying after school in the library
    10%
  • Student empowering events
    7%
  • Going to the powder puff game
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,821
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.6%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.105 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.105 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.105 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
$8,658/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.105 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.105 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.105 responses

MacArthur High School Reviews

531 reviews
All Categories
This school is the heart of the Aldine Independent School district. While Aldine High School boasts the districts name, it is this school that has shone far and wide. The endless extracurricular activities to be a part of, award winning Marching Band and choir, and proud sports teams all help define what the school is best at. The school is vibrant, and filled with very passionate educators who work tirelessly to help raise up their students. While this school does have an overcrowded feeling due to its high population, this does not negate from the overall positive atmosphere that this school possesses each day.
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I like how most teachers are understandable and they try to make the students successful as much as they can. The school has a lot of resources and activities students can participate on. They're really disciplined, I would say that students do not have bad behavior and are always in dress code. Assistant principals make sure everybody is in class getting their education and not just walking around the school. Although, one thing I do not like is that if you're late one or two minutes in the morning, you are automatically have come late stay late. I personally think that being late one or two minutes doesn't mean you should stay more than an hour after school. Overall, I think that this school is one of the best in AISD.
The teachers at my school, MacArthur Senior High School are great teachers that are limited at creativity due to the vast number of rules preventing them to work at full blast. Most of the teacher are well trained at the subject they educate students in. The interest in the students are at a pretty good standard, but could be better. They are well spoken when it comes to actually talking to the students about topics in class as well as understanding issues outside. The grading can use a tweaking at with the students constently wanting to kow there grades to improve there averages.