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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 304 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 304 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Food: Its not that great when you really look at it from a students point of view.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: I never understood why we are not allowed to wear tank tops as a shirt with nothing over it? Its not like we deliberately wear tank tops that show too much, but I know its there for a reason other than just cause they said so.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: I personally am not a person to go for sports, but whenever there's a game or event the school goes all out for it. Everyone dresses up in the Blue and White Brahmas school shirt (any kind of school shirt) and its a lot of fun to watch and sometimes participate.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: It's not so bad once you get used to how a certain teacher does their job because not all teachers are the same nor will they treat you the same either.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I mostly deal in the gaming part of clubs, but their are many other clubs such as PALS, French Club, or even an International Club for those who want to experience new things. A lot of the students are always excited about their and the most popular thing the students do is Student Council or PALS.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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2.33 Hambrick Middle School Public
2.00 Orange Grove Elementary School Public
1.66 Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy - Vickery Campus Public, Charter
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Lane School Public
2.33 Aldine Middle School Public
2.66 Scarborough Elementary School Public
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Hall Education Center Public, Alternative
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2.66 Barrick Elementary School Public
2.33 Eckert Intermediate School Public
2.00 Odom Elementary School Public
2.00 Patrick Henry Middle School Public, Magnet
Right Way Christian Academy Private, Religious
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2.00 Johnson Elementary School Public
Our Redeemer Lutheran North School Private, Religious
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3.00 Lyons Elementary School Public
2.66 Joe E. Moreno Elementary School Public
2.66 DeChaumes Elementary School Public
2.33 Fonville Middle School Public
2.00 Garcia Elementary School Public
2.00 Francis Elementary School Public
2.00 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center Public
Ninth Grade College Preparatory Academy Public
1.33 Fonwood Elementary School Public
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
North Houston Baptist School Private, Religious
2.33 Burbank Elementary School Public, Magnet
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1.66 Texas Serenity Academy Public, Charter, Alternative
2.00 Black Elementary School Public
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
Aldine Ninth Grade School Public
Children First Academy of Houston Public, Charter, Alternative
2.66 Burbank Middle School Public, Magnet
1.33 W.E. Rogers Elementary School Public
North Houston Early College High School Public, Charter
2.66 Osborne Elementary School Public, Charter
1.33 Forest Brook Middle School Public
2.33 Stehlik Intermediate School Public
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2.33 KIPP Dream Prep Public, Charter
3.66 KIPP 3D Academy Public, Charter
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4.00 Fall Creek Elementary School Public
2.00 High School Ahead Academy Public, Alternative
2.33 Wesley Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet
2.33 Herrera Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Felix Cook Jr. Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Gray Elementary School Public
2.00 Milton Cooper Elementary School Public
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2.66 Roosevelt Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Anderson Academy Public, Magnet
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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%


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 31 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 47% How the teachers care about you
  • 32% Carrer classes
  • 21% Coming into a safe environment

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 30% Some rules are quite ridiculous.
  • 18% The school food!
  • 16% The technology isn't so up to date.
  • 14% Some of the teachers aren't amazing at their job.
  • 12% The lockers are so old looking.
  • 10% The counselors are not very helpful.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% We have a college advisor that helps us out a lot.
  • 28% Very informing for college
  • 12% Not much
  • 8% The education and discipline is very good.
  • 8% We have the most students in AP classes in the USA
  • 8% We are the College Board AP School of the Year

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 38% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 29% Do what's right. Never fight. MacArthur Unite.
  • 12% It's cool to come to school
  • 8% We Will Win
  • 8% Go Brahmas.
  • 4% Let it be
  • 0% MacArthur, Tx
  • 0% In the end, you'll have at least 3 real friends

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Have a communication with counselors
  • 40% Do your best
  • 16% Be prepared to meet thugish kids
  • 4% Don't worry! Everyone's friendly and helpful

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.