MacArthur High School in TX - Niche

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MacArthur High School is a public school. It has 2,589 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 381 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 381 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: If only they didn't just care about the athletics.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: MacArthur high school is an okay school but the rules are very ridiculous and they are very strict with everything.The dress code is very strict.They do favoritism with the Hispanic students. They let them wear what ever they want even there hair color can be different. The principal does not like for us to talk in class so she would show up in there and tell us we have to learn quietly. The only thing good about the school is our sports and academic opportunities.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Only thing I did not like about the school was whenever you needed to talk to your counselor they were always "busy". They never had time or were never in their office when needed to talk to them. I remember I would got after almost every class exchange and would risk getting late to my classes to talk to my counselor about colleges I would be attending and how to get accepted but she never ever gave me the help I needed because she was never in her office.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: At MacArthur Its a school full of athletes, full of students who want to success,but some of the teachers aren't so helpful or good at what they do. Some teachers are very understanding and helpful and love what they do so it shows us and they help us more, and other teachers do not care and are just their for their paycheck, no matter if they teach or not they still get paid. Mainly are school is full of helpful teachers maybe 5out of 10 are the ones who love their job nd the others are just their for the pay check.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: All I care about is getting good education. Although the students, some counsellors, and the food aren't that great, the honors teachers are amazing and that is all that matters.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center 4 mi. 2,533
2.33 Aldine High School 4 mi. 2,296
1.66 North Forest High School 6 mi. 1,146
2.00 Nimitz High School 8 mi. 2,126
2.00 Davis High School 8 mi. 1,613

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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 Davis High School Nimitz High School North Forest High School Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
Hispanic 89.0% 25.0% 84.0% 89.0% 50.0% 30.0% 90.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 11.0% 9.0% 40.0% 68.0% 7.0%
White 1.0% 51.0% 1.0% 0% 4.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 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 45 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 39% How the teachers care about you
  • 25% Carrer classes
  • 18% I have plenty of opportunities to be involved
  • 12% Coming into a safe environment
  • 7% I feel prepared for college

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 24% Some rules are quite ridiculous.
  • 16% The school food!
  • 13% Some of the teachers aren't amazing at their job.
  • 12% The counselors are not very helpful.
  • 11% The technology isn't so up to date.
  • 9% Passing periods between classes are very crowded
  • 8% The lockers are so old looking.
  • 6% The school needs a makeover
  • 1% School focuses mainly on athletics success

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 38 responses

  • 37% We have a college advisor that helps us out a lot.
  • 26% Very informing for college
  • 13% Not much
  • 11% The education and discipline is very good.
  • 8% We are the College Board AP School of the Year
  • 5% We have the most students in AP classes in the USA

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 32% Do what's right. Never fight. MacArthur Unite.
  • 22% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 15% We Will Win
  • 8% It's cool to come to school
  • 5% Go Brahmas.
  • 5% In the end, you'll have at least 3 real friends
  • 5% MacArthur, Tx
  • 5% MacArthur Pride never dies
  • 2% Let it be

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 32% Do your best
  • 30% Have a communication with counselors
  • 15% Take advanced courses
  • 10% Be prepared to meet thugish kids
  • 8% Good Luck
  • 5% Don't worry! Everyone's friendly and helpful

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.