MacArthur High School in TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,672
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    472 3.7
  • Ranking

MacArthur High School is a public coed school. It has 2,672 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 472 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 472 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are many types of extracurricular such as one im currently involved in Hosa. We usually go to pilgrim places and help the ones with most needs. It always fun to go an help the comunity.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall the school does not set high standards for kids due to the fact that many parents don't care about the education of their children. It is only a few students that academically strive. If you attempt to be someone in life then the school will push you and care for you greatness, making this school a great opportunity for those who want to excel in the future.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Yet some teachers may slack of towards the end, overall all the teacher give a 100% effort in order for students to fully gain the material needed.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The types of clubs and organizations involve JROTC, Gaming Club, Band, Gay-Straight Alliance, and etc. The individuals who join these clubs are very dedicated. The administrations approve of these clubs but rarely visit.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My favorite experiences are meeting new people and creating bonds with them that I didn't think would happen. This school is unique because it's very diverse. There are so many different organizations and people that can connect. I would choose this school again because even though it isn't the best, it is the best to me. It is where I feel comfortable and safe.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center 4 mi. 2,613
2.33 Aldine High School 4 mi. 2,354
2.66 Davis High School 6 mi. 1,679
2.33 Nimitz High School 8 mi. 1,904
2.33 Davis High School 8 mi. 1,650

Around MacArthur High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

MacArthur High School United States Texas Aldine High School Davis High School Davis High School Nimitz High School Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
Hispanic 90.0% 25.0% 51.5% 87.0% 55.0% 88.0% 50.0% 90.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 12.4% 9.0% 38.0% 10.0% 42.0% 7.0%
White 1.0% 51.0% 29.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.7% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.9% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 6.0%
Grade 10 38.3%
Grade 11 29.4%
Grade 12 26.3%

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 89 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 75 responses

  • 25% How the teachers care about you
  • 18% I have plenty of opportunities to be involved
  • 15% Carrer classes
  • 13% Coming into a safe environment
  • 8% Lots of AP classes
  • 7% I feel prepared for college
  • 5% Sports
  • 4% Relationships you build
  • 4% School Spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 61 responses

  • 21% Some rules are quite ridiculous.
  • 17% The school food!
  • 14% Passing periods between classes are very crowded
  • 13% Some of the teachers aren't amazing at their job.
  • 8% The technology isn't so up to date.
  • 8% The counselors are not very helpful.
  • 5% The school needs a makeover
  • 5% The lockers are so old looking.
  • 4% School focuses mainly on athletics success
  • 3% Kids see school as waste of time
  • 1% Kids are pressured from families to work/ dropout
  • 1% Staff set wrong priorities.
  • 1% Nationally Humiliated

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 76 responses

  • 43% We have a college advisor that helps us out a lot.
  • 16% Very informing for college
  • 12% The education and discipline is very good.
  • 11% Not much
  • 9% We are the College Board AP School of the Year
  • 4% We have the most students in AP classes in the USA
  • 3% School spirit
  • 1% Teachers who care about the holistic teaching
  • 1% Dedicated students and teachers.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 77 responses

  • 31% Do what's right. Never fight. MacArthur Unite.
  • 25% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 10% MacArthur Pride never dies
  • 10% We Will Win
  • 8% MacArthur, Tx
  • 5% It's cool to come to school
  • 4% In the end, you'll have at least 3 real friends
  • 3% Go Brahmas.
  • 3% Let it be
  • 1% Having a great day "MacArthur Cardinal".

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 69 responses

  • 26% Do your best
  • 20% Have a communication with counselors
  • 16% Take advanced courses
  • 10% Good Luck
  • 7% Don't worry! Everyone's friendly and helpful
  • 6% ALWAYS be yourself and stay true to yourself.
  • 6% Be prepared to meet thugish kids
  • 4% Never give up and keep moving forward
  • 1% Do well in your classes and join clubs
  • 1% Don't worry about anybody but yourself!
  • 1% Talk to counselors and ask around for clubs!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 76 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.