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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
MacArthur High School is an above average, public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 2,391 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

MacArthur High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
379 responses
Average ACT
24
93 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
NG
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$42,520
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,714
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • The Brahma March
    18%
  • Mactoberfest
    16%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Drum line
    12%
  • Student section at the soccer and football games
    8%
  • Drama Productions
    8%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,391
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,287
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,047/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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MacArthur High school is a very diverse school with many great opportunities to be apart of something. We are very welcoming and make others feel that they can belong to anything they are interested in. This high school gives you such an experience. Even though my senior year was cut short due to the corona virus, watching what my sister got to do, made me realizes how much the school cares about us. Many teachers not only taught us what was required to learn but also what we would experience after high school. Most of them care about their students and make sure they are well taken care of while they are attending school. I know I have a select few of teachers I can go to and it does mean a lot. Our fine arts programs are exceptional at best. They show just how good of a school we are. One thing we could work on is making people feel more welcomed at lunch that don't have people to sit with. Other than that the school is phenomenal.
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I was afraid of being that "new" girl, so I went in with my head held high and my confidence through the roof. Because I put myself out there on the first day of class, I made friends that lasted all four years. I'll never forget them and the people they introduced me to. I remember my teachers and how much I was able to learn from them and all the clubs I joined. I met more and more people there and overall we had a blast. I also remember taking theatre which was a blast while it lasted. Everyone at the school was so accepting and it was very reassuring to see. However, I do see that there is room for improvement in this school. I believe if more teachers tried to reach out to more students, we would have a safer school and would be significantly more united.
I love the different clubs and extracurricular activities. There's something for everyone. I've had issues with very few teachers and administrators which is a plus. The food is horrible, I skip lunch most days and it seems like at least one or two toilets in every restroom is always broken! And the poor custodians are terribly understaffed. As far as students, I feel like it's not too hard to make friends but there are some people that are just plain rude and there's nothing you can do about t.