MacArthur High School in TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,672
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    465 3.7
  • Ranking

MacArthur High School is a public 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 465 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 465 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Security is very prominent but not overwhelming.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are tons of clubs on campus, and the Fine Arts department just explodes with creative and dedicated students.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Most of the teachers at MacArthur High School truly care about their students and treat their criteria seriously. They cleverly utilize applicable scenarios to engage with their students in order for them to remember the material that they need to know. So instead of pushing for just plain memorization, they create better ways of learning so as to capture and keep their attention on the lesson at hand.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Students required to obey rules and report hazards
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Diverse clubs allow students to explore passions

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 Aldine High School Davis High School Davis High School Nimitz High School Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center
Hispanic 90.0% 25.0% 87.0% 55.0% 88.0% 50.0% 90.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 9.0% 38.0% 10.0% 42.0% 7.0%
White 1.0% 51.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 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 87 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 73 responses

  • 25% How the teachers care about you
  • 19% I have plenty of opportunities to be involved
  • 15% Carrer classes
  • 14% Coming into a safe environment
  • 8% Lots of AP classes
  • 7% I feel prepared for college
  • 5% Sports
  • 4% School Spirit
  • 3% Relationships you build

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 75 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 75 responses

  • 32% Do what's right. Never fight. MacArthur Unite.
  • 23% Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
  • 11% MacArthur Pride never dies
  • 11% 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 74 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% 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.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.