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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
MacArthur High School is an above average, public school located in Irving, TX. It has 2,793 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

MacArthur High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
452 responses
Average ACT
22
116 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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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
$61,937
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 143 responses
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  • FOOTBALL GAMES, BAND COMPETITIONS
    34%
  • Banquets at the end of the year for clubs
    17%
  • School dances
    8%
  • BAND COMPETITIONS
    7%
  • Choir concerts. New friendships
    6%
  • Soccer
    4%
  • Drill team
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,793
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.68 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.68 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.68 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.84 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.84 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.84 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,541/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.98 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.99 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.99 responses
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My experience at MacArthur has been fun. I started out freshman year as a purely academic student, but now I participate in several extracurriculars. The majority of the teachers here are great, and most strive to do what's best for the students. One of the most specific thing to our school is our unique sense of school spirit. We have spirit days during the football season and so any events and activities. MacArthur also has a lot of alumni teachers and students willing to participate, despite the lack of a winning football team. Now on the negative side, there are a lot of fights at school, and for some stupid reason, a lot of vaping in the bathrooms. To me, that's more of a personal issue. I wouldn't want any of that on my permanent record. If you stay with the right kind of people then it shouldn't be an issue. Anyway, I'd say that overall, MacArthur is a great school! You can earn a lot more than common core here, and I'm thankful for that.
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Overall , if you apply yourself , you will succeed and do well. There’s a good amount of students present that care about their future and education. On the other hand , there will always be those that do not care and just want to be babysat since the government requires them to attend so they make the school quality less. But overall, the school was awesome and it’s one of the better schools in the Irving district. It has a lot of potential and a lot to offer to students. I will miss going to this school! I made awesome memories with amazing teachers and peers.
I loved attending MacArthur! The campus was awesome with great teachers, diversity, sports and overall dedication to their students. However, administration was lacking in support until my senior year of high school. Previous to my senior year, administration was not dedicated to improving the social and academic progression of students. Instead they focused on the reputation of MacArthur High, by putting students in AP courses to soar in their reputation. Also, counselor support was lacking if you were not in urgent need of them. Other than that, MacArthur is a great high school. The teachers are really great at being hands on and available. The school is one of the most diverse yet with endless opportunities to soar. After the 2016-2017 school year, MacArthur improved themselves immensely.