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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  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 Houston, TX. It has 2,985 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 6% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
6%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1020
587 responses
Average ACT
22
88 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$60,146
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,300
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.74 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.74 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 250 responses
Report
  • Going to the homecoming game
    21%
  • Going to a pep rally
    17%
  • Student clubs
    12%
  • Talent shows
    10%
  • Staying after school in the library
    9%
  • Student empowering events
    8%
  • Going to the powder puff game
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,985
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.81 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.81 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.81 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.9%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.119 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.119 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.119 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
$14,083/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.119 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.119 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.119 responses
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I love it! I've made so many friends, and there are so many opportunities given to you through clubs, organizations, your classes, and even if you are connected through a teacher or staff. The only thing is, there is almost no time to do almost everything you are passionate about, either because of the work load given to you, or the organization you are already in makes it challenging to be involved in other organizations or to proceed with any presented opportunities. There also seems to be an uneven recognition in the organization, for instance, our sports program have far better finding than the arts programs do. I hope this changes soon in the future.
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What I like about MacArthur High School is that the school has ALOT of school spirit which I love that includes dress up days, pep rallies, events, etc! The teachers, principal, and the counselors go beyond and above for the students which it makes me feel like home and that I have an adult to count on. The teachers go beyond for their students to make sure they understand every lesson and they make it fun at the same time. So if you are looking into attending a high school I highly recommend MacArthur High School 10/10!
Most of the administration shows they care about their students. The school spirit definitely improved this year thanks to the class of 2020! It would be great if they were more appreciative to their AP kids as we often got overlooked. The band is great and always got everyone bumping at the football games. They never failed to get the crowd hyped as well as the players. Our tennis team is also great which they could also get a little more recognition. Most of the teachers do a good job in being there for their students in a sense of academics and on a personal level. Teachers in the AP hallway are more than willing to stay afterschool to make sure you really understand the material and get you ready for the AP test that could give you college credit and save you money. The custodians are great at keeping our campus clean and are always sweet. The lunch ladies are also very great and kind other than the one lady in the deli line that always seems to have an attitude for no reason.