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 385 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 385 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love this school. The classes that i took are very interesting and over all the faculty and staff always try to help us do our best.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Great school overall with great assistance
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The building itself is very old and many parts of the school are literally falling apart. All of the bathrooms are gross and it's obvious that they have not been remodeled since the 1980s because very few of them have stalls that actually lock or at least have doors that close without having big gaps. The cafeteria was recently remodeled sadly the amount of students who attend MacArthur must not have been taken into account because the lines at lunch everyday is exhausting. As for the education MacArthur provides, it sucks. If you go here and value your education please take all advance classes because those seemed to be the only classes with teachers that cared about their jobs. Most of the regular teachers that have been there for more then a few year just show up for their paycheck. All of the technology is completely outdated and because i am used to deal with computers from 2005 I am completely useless with technology. Its so bad I am actually quite embarrassed by it. Sadly this is still one of the better schools in the Aldine district so I guess I'm glad I went here.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It a good school, but depending on who is the principle and who makes the rules, some things seem pretty unnecessary to comply by and that's why its not necessarily the greatest.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: If only they didn't just care about the athletics.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 Grantham Academy Public, Magnet
4.00 YES Prep - North Central Public, Charter
2.33 Raymond Academy Public, Magnet
MacArthur Ninth Grade School Public
2.33 Reed Academy Public, Magnet
2.00 Worsham Elementary School Public
Compass Public, Alternative
2.33 Hambrick Middle School Public
2.33 Oleson Elementary School Public
2.00 Orange Grove Elementary School Public
1.66 Two Dimensions Preparatory Academy - Vickery Campus Public, Charter
2.66 Scarborough Elementary School Public
Lane School Public
Juan B. Galaviz Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative
2.33 Aldine Middle School Public
2.00 Patrick Henry Middle School Public, Magnet
2.66 Barrick Elementary School Public
Hall Education Center Public, Alternative
2.66 Escamilla Intermediate School Public
2.33 Eckert Intermediate School Public
2.00 Odom Elementary School Public
Right Way Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Coop Elementary School Public
2.00 Johnson Elementary School Public
Our Redeemer Lutheran North School Private, Religious
2.33 Mendel Elementary School Public
3.00 Lyons Elementary School Public
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Assumption Catholic School Private, Religious
2.66 DeChaumes Elementary School Public
2.66 Joe E. Moreno Elementary Public
2.00 Garcia Elementary School Public
2.33 Fonville Middle School Public
2.00 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center Public
1.33 Fonwood Elementary School Public
2.00 Francis Elementary School Public
2.00 Durkee Elementary School Public
1.33 Yes Prep North Forest Campus Public, Charter
2.00 Carroll Academy Public
2.33 Thompson Elementary School Public
2.33 Marcella Intermediate School Public
2.33 Burbank Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Aldine High School Public
2.00 Northline Elementary School Public
1.66 Texas Serenity Academy Public, Charter, Alternative
2.33 Stovall Middle School Public
2.33 Berry Elementary School Public, Magnet
1.66 Shadydale Elementary School Public
2.00 Black Elementary School Public
North Houston Baptist School Private, Religious
2.00 Bussey Elementary School Public
Aldine Ninth Grade School Public
2.66 Burbank Middle School Public, Magnet
The Children First Academy - Houston Public
North Houston Early College High School Public, Charter
KIPP Generations Collegiate Public
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Arrow Academy - Harvest Preparatory Academy Public
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3.66 KIPP 3D Academy Public, Charter
2.00 Goodman Elementary School Public
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Community Services Public, Alternative
2.00 High School Ahead Academy Public, Alternative
4.00 Fall Creek Elementary School Public
2.33 Herrera Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Wesley Elementary School Public, Charter, Magnet
2.00 Cook Elementary Public, Magnet
2.33 Gray Elementary School Public
1.66 Kashmere High School Public, Magnet
Highpoint Public, Alternative
2.66 Roosevelt Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.33 St. Pius X High School Private, Religious
2.00 Milton Cooper Elementary School Public
2.66 Kennedy Elementary School Public
2.33 Anderson Academy Public, Magnet
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2.33 Williams Middle School Public, Charter, Magnet
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3.00 North Belt Elementary School Public
1.66 North Forest High School Public
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Eternity Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 B.T. Washington High School Public, Magnet
YES Prep - Northside campus Public
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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 50 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 34% How the teachers care about you
  • 24% Carrer classes
  • 21% I have plenty of opportunities to be involved
  • 15% Coming into a safe environment
  • 7% I feel prepared for college

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 23% Some rules are quite ridiculous.
  • 18% The school food!
  • 14% Some of the teachers aren't amazing at their job.
  • 11% Passing periods between classes are very crowded
  • 10% The technology isn't so up to date.
  • 10% The counselors are not very helpful.
  • 7% The lockers are so old looking.
  • 7% The school needs a makeover
  • 1% School focuses mainly on athletics success

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 43 responses

  • 40% We have a college advisor that helps us out a lot.
  • 26% Very informing for college
  • 12% Not much
  • 9% The education and discipline is very good.
  • 9% 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 44 responses

  • 30% Do what's right. Never fight. MacArthur Unite.
  • 23% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 16% We Will Win
  • 7% It's cool to come to school
  • 7% MacArthur, Tx
  • 7% MacArthur Pride never dies
  • 5% Go Brahmas.
  • 5% In the end, you'll have at least 3 real friends
  • 2% Let it be

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 33% Do your best
  • 26% Have a communication with counselors
  • 20% Take advanced courses
  • 9% Be prepared to meet thugish kids
  • 9% Good Luck
  • 4% Don't worry! Everyone's friendly and helpful

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% 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.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.