MacArthur High School in TX - Niche

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MacArthur High School is a public school. It has 2,488 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 376 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 376 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The organizations at this school are satisfactory. The faculty and staff are very supportive and encouraging and there is a variety of them at the school for students to be involved in.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: It wasn't the best food, but it could have been worse.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: As long as you follow the rules, the administration is pretty lenient.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The sports teams that do well never get the attention they deserve.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: You have to hope that you get a good teacher or try to make your schedule happen in a way that gets good teachers.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy - Vickery Campus Public, Charter
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2.66 Scarborough Elementary School Public
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3.00 Lyons Elementary School Public
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2.00 Francis Elementary School Public
2.00 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center Public
Ninth Grade College Preparatory Academy Public
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2.00 Durkee Elementary School Public
2.00 Carroll Academy Public
2.33 Thompson Elementary School Public
2.33 Marcella Intermediate School Public
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2.33 Aldine High School Public
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1.66 Texas Serenity Academy Public, Charter, Alternative
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2.00 Bussey Elementary School Public
2.33 Berry Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Northline Elementary School Public
1.66 Shadydale Elementary School Public
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Children First Academy of Houston Public, Charter, Alternative
2.66 Burbank Middle School Public, Magnet
1.33 W.E. Rogers Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center 4 mi. 2,652
2.33 Aldine High School 4 mi. 2,232
2.66 Burbank Middle School 5 mi. 1,417
1.66 North Forest High School 6 mi. 1,274
2.00 Nimitz High School 7 mi. 2,559

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

MacArthur High School United States Aldine High School Burbank Middle School Nimitz High School North Forest High School Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
Hispanic 88.0% 24.5% 83.0% 91.0% 51.0% 30.0% 90.0%
African American 8.0% 15.2% 12.0% 6.0% 41.0% 68.0% 7.0%
White 2.0% 51.6% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 4.9%
Grade 10 35.3%
Grade 11 32.2%
Grade 12 27.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 42% How the teachers care about you
  • 25% Carrer classes
  • 15% Coming into a safe environment
  • 12% I have plenty of opportunities to be involved
  • 6% I feel prepared for college

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 25% Some rules are quite ridiculous.
  • 17% The school food!
  • 14% Some of the teachers aren't amazing at their job.
  • 12% The technology isn't so up to date.
  • 10% The lockers are so old looking.
  • 10% The counselors are not very helpful.
  • 7% Passing periods between classes are very crowded
  • 4% The school needs a makeover

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 33 responses

  • 33% We have a college advisor that helps us out a lot.
  • 30% Very informing for college
  • 15% Not much
  • 9% The education and discipline is very good.
  • 6% We have the most students in AP classes in the USA
  • 6% We are the College Board AP School of the Year

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 29% Do what's right. Never fight. MacArthur Unite.
  • 26% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 17% We Will Win
  • 9% It's cool to come to school
  • 6% MacArthur, Tx
  • 6% In the end, you'll have at least 3 real friends
  • 6% Go Brahmas.
  • 3% Let it be

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 34% Do your best
  • 29% Have a communication with counselors
  • 11% Take advanced courses
  • 11% Be prepared to meet thugish kids
  • 9% Good Luck
  • 6% Don't worry! Everyone's friendly and helpful

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.