MacArthur High School

514 reviews
  1. Aldine Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
4400 Aldine Mailroute
Houston, TX 77039
Telephone
(281) 985-6330

MacArthur High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1000
236 responses
Average ACT
22
61 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
AP Enrollment
24%
AP Exam Pass Rate
27%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    23%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    56%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    19%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    1%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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.57 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 200 responses
  • Going to the homecoming game
    21%
  • Going to a pep rally
    16%
  • Student clubs
    11%
  • Staying after school in the library
    10%
  • Talent shows
    10%
  • Student empowering events
    8%
  • Going to the powder puff game
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,672
Free or Reduced Lunch
90%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.6%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.102 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.102 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.102 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,658/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.102 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.102 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.102 responses

Reviews

514 reviews
  • Excellent
    80
  • Very Good
    217
  • Average
    189
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    6
I like how most teachers are understandable and they try to make the students successful as much as they can. The school has a lot of resources and activities students can participate on. They're really disciplined, I would say that students do not have bad behavior and are always in dress code. Assistant principals make sure everybody is in class getting their education and not just walking around the school. Although, one thing I do not like is that if you're late one or two minutes in the morning, you are automatically have come late stay late. I personally think that being late one or two minutes doesn't mean you should stay more than an hour after school. Overall, I think that this school is one of the best in AISD.
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago
The teachers at my school, MacArthur Senior High School are great teachers that are limited at creativity due to the vast number of rules preventing them to work at full blast. Most of the teacher are well trained at the subject they educate students in. The interest in the students are at a pretty good standard, but could be better. They are well spoken when it comes to actually talking to the students about topics in class as well as understanding issues outside. The grading can use a tweaking at with the students constently wanting to kow there grades to improve there averages.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
My overall experiences at MacArthur Senior High School so far is leaning alil over neutral to negative. The reason I say this is because the school focuses more on policies rather than the students education. To elaborate, the administrators are willing to let a student miss a whole week of learning over a simple dresscode issues when at colleges there are not even told what to wear. However, despite the lack of concern from adminstrations the teachers compensate with going above and beyond to meet students needs and intrest.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago