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MacArthur High School is a public school in Houston, Texas. It has 2,532 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 168 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4400 Aldine Mailroute
Houston TX 77039
(281) 985-6330

Academics Read more about this school's academics

3.8 from 168 reviews
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    • Recent Alumnus
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: Like I said before there seems to be a sense of unity among all students. Students are allowed to stay for a wide range of after school activities in which students can attend. The library is opened after school not only as a valuable place from which students can obtain valuable source of information but also as a social meeting place were students can play cards and talk about their daily life or help each other to comprehend the homework
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I have never seen bullying at my school. There seems to be a sense of unity among the students, whom look out for one another. A staff member always checks a visitor whom walks thorough the front gates and the side doors are locked. Students are required to wear an ID at all times for staff members to easily detect a possible stranger. However, students can come and go from school through the back door. There are always one or two cops in doors and the local police often passes by the school. The nurse, as for every single school I have attended, is legit. I personally don't like how the nurse refuses to let the students out unless a severe accident actually happens to us students. Health programs are fine to me. The coaches give everyone a grade just for dressing out everyday and the rest of the grades are determined by how much a student runs based on a average time.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The school shares their football field with the other schools in their district, Thorne Stadium to be more exact. I'm not much of a sports fan but I can say that the field is brightly lit and well maintained.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I personally loved this school. The students here aren't involved in any fights that in other nearby schools would happen on a daily basis. However, it isn't as good as it could be. Students still find away to sneak in certain electronics and other prohibited items despite the school's use of metal detectors. Students as a whole also think that the school should invest in building more rooms for the hallways always seem to be full of trafic during class change.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: Although there has been a replacement in counselors, I am sure the school is doing well even if they have had some faults.

Nearby Schools

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3.66 Stephens Elementary School Public
Loving Care Learning Center Private, Religious
3.66 YES Prep - North Central Public, Charter
3.66 Raymond Academy Public, Magnet
1.66 Grantham Academy Public, Magnet
MacArthur Ninth Grade School Public
1.33 Reed Academy Public, Magnet
3.00 Worsham Elementary School Public
1.66 Hambrick Middle School Public
2.00 Orange Grove Elementary School Public
Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy - Vickery Campus Public, Charter
3.00 Oleson Elementary School Public
Lane School Public
2.00 Aldine Middle School Public
1.33 Scarborough Elementary School Public
Juan B. Galaviz Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative
Hall Education Center Public, Alternative
2.66 Escamilla Intermediate School Public
2.66 Barrick Elementary School Public
1.33 Eckert Intermediate School Public
2.66 Odom Elementary School Public
1.00 Patrick Henry Middle School Public, Magnet
Right Way Christian Academy Private, Religious
1.33 Coop Elementary School Public
2.00 Johnson Elementary School Public
Our Redeemer Lutheran North School Private, Religious
2.00 Calvert Elementary School Public
Assumption Catholic School Private, Religious
4.00 Mendel Elementary School Public
4.33 Lyons Elementary School Public
4.33 Joe E. Moreno Elementary School Public
3.33 DeChaumes Elementary School Public
1.00 Fonville Middle School Public
1.66 Garcia Elementary School Public
1.00 Francis Elementary School Public
1.66 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center Public
Ninth Grade College Preparatory Academy Public
1.66 Fonwood Elementary School Public
1.00 Durkee Elementary School Public
3.00 Carroll Academy Public
4.00 Thompson Elementary School Public
1.66 Marcella Intermediate School Public
Highpoint School Public, Alternative
1.66 Stovall Middle School Public
2.66 Aldine High School Public
North Houston Baptist School Private, Religious
1.66 Burbank Elementary School Public, Magnet
Northeast Christian School Private, Religious
1.00 Texas Serenity Academy Public, Charter, Alternative
1.66 Black Elementary School Public
2.00 Bussey Elementary School Public
2.00 Berry Elementary School Public, Magnet
1.33 Northline Elementary School Public
3.00 Shadydale Elementary School Public
Aldine Ninth Grade School Public
3.00 Children First Academy of Houston Public, Charter, Alternative
2.66 Burbank Middle School Public, Magnet
1.00 W.E. Rogers Elementary School Public
4.00 North Houston Early College High School Public, Charter
3.66 Osborne Elementary School Public, Charter
1.00 Forest Brook Middle School Public
1.66 Stehlik Intermediate School Public
3.00 Goodman Elementary School Public
2.66 KIPP Dream Prep Public, Charter
4.00 KIPP 3D Academy Public, Charter
1.33 Roderick R. Paige Elementary School Public
1.66 Janowski Elementary School Public
North Alternative Elementary School Public, Alternative, All-Boys
4.00 Fall Creek Elementary School Public
1.00 High School Ahead Academy Public, Alternative
3.00 Wesley Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet
2.00 Herrera Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.33 Felix Cook Jr. Elementary School Public, Magnet
1.66 Gray Elementary School Public
3.33 Milton Cooper Elementary School Public
1.66 Kashmere High School Public, Magnet
3.66 Roosevelt Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.00 Anderson Academy Public, Magnet
2.66 St. Pius X High School Private, Religious
4.33 Kennedy Elementary School Public
1.33 M.C. Williams Middle School Public, Charter, Magnet
2.33 Highland Heights Elementary School Public, Charter
1.33 North Belt Elementary School Public
Rosa's School Private
1.00 Key Middle School Public, Magnet
1.66 North Forest High School Public
2.00 Barbara Jordan High School Public, Magnet
Eternity Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Houston Gardens Elementary School Public
1.00 McDade Elementary School Public
Humble Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Durham Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 B.T. Washington High School Public, Magnet
Harper Alternative School Public
3.33 Burrus Elementary School Public, Magnet
Dominion Preparatory Academy Private, Religious
Dominion Academy Charter School Public, Charter
Intelligent Minds Development Center Private
1.66 Yes Prep North Forest Campus Public, Charter
2.66 Spence Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center 4 mi. 1,874
2.66 Aldine High School 4 mi. 2,250
1.66 North Forest High School 6 mi. 1,416
2.33 Nimitz High School 7 mi. 2,737
2.00 Davis High School 8 mi. 1,674
2.66 Reagan High School 8 mi. 2,001
2.00 Waltrip High School 8 mi. 1,762
2.33 Eisenhower High School 8 mi. 2,398
2.00 Humble High School 8 mi. 1,734
1.66 Andy Dekaney High School 9 mi. 2,807

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 52%
Female 47%

Overall Student Diversity

MacArthur High School United States Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center Aldine High School North Forest High School Nimitz High School Davis High School Reagan High School Waltrip High School Eisenhower High School Humble High School Andy Dekaney High School
Hispanic 88.8% 24.5% 94.9% 82.7% 27.6% 51.0% 88.9% 88.7% 74.2% 54.5% 43.3% 33.3%
African American 9.2% 15.2% 4.1% 14.3% 72.4% 42.7% 10.1% 8.2% 13.4% 40.4% 38.1% 63.5%
White 2.0% 51.6% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 3.1% 1.0% 3.1% 12.4% 1.0% 14.4% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 2.1% 2.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 2.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%


Grade 9 4.3%
Grade 10 38.2%
Grade 11 28.6%
Grade 12 28.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 93% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 36% Coming into a safe environment
  • 36% How the teachers care about you
  • 27% Carrer classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% Some rules are quite ridiculous.
  • 20% The technology isn't so up to date.
  • 20% The lockers are so old looking.
  • 15% Some of the teachers aren't amazing at their job.
  • 15% The school food!
  • 5% The counselors are not very helpful.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Very informing for college
  • 25% Not much

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 43% It's cool to come to school

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Do your best
  • 44% Have a communication with counselors