MacArthur High School in San Antonio, TX - Niche

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MacArthur High School is a public magnet school in San Antonio, Texas. It has 2,621 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 378 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2923 Macarthur View
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 356-7600

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 378 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school nurse is very strict about who comes into her office. Her policy requires that a student has a pass before she decides to help them. There have been several cases where a student would be throwing up in the bathroom and the nure would refuse to go help them unless they came to her themselves. There are several armed police officers employed by the district throughout the campus. While fights do break out fairly often, these officers and the faculty work together to stop them as soon as possible.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Extracurriculars are diverse and well-managed by a coach, teacher, or other sponsor. Parents and teachers work together to maintain an enjoyable environment.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school has a mind-blowing, amazing Fine Arts department. All the directors are supportive of both artistic and academic endeavors and are very accepting of all students. There is not much funding, however. Especially for the Drama department. This school is unique in that their choirs and drama department is known nationally.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are very friendly and available for help. All of the teachers are qualified and provide outside resources if a student needs more help.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Although, most students found the monthly fire/safetly drills to be annoying, it serves its purpose. However, the drills did p show that students have difficulty following directions because the halls/stairway would get clogged.

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Alamo Heights High School 3 mi. 1,546
3.33 Roosevelt High School 3 mi. 2,907
3.33 Madison High School 5 mi. 3,317
4.00 Churchill High School 5 mi. 2,949
3.33 Lee High School 5 mi. 2,511

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

MacArthur High School United States Alamo Heights High School Churchill High School Lee High School Madison High School Roosevelt High School
Hispanic 53.0% 25.0% 37.0% 49.0% 80.0% 55.0% 59.0%
White 31.0% 51.0% 57.0% 40.0% 12.0% 30.0% 15.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 1.0% 4.0% 4.0% 9.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.9%
Grade 10 25.3%
Grade 11 22.1%
Grade 12 24.8%

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 40 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 23% AP classes offered
  • 18% Teachers
  • 16% Variety of clubs/organizations
  • 14% School spirit
  • 8% Extracurriculars
  • 5% Art and Orchestral department
  • 5% Dance team
  • 4% Honors Program
  • 4% Student's mutual respect for each other
  • 2% Soccer

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

  • 26% Tardy Sweeping
  • 26% How packed the hallways and stairways get.
  • 17% It's a three story building
  • 15% Cliques
  • 13% Bathroom Rules
  • 4% A high quality gap between AP and regular classes.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 31 responses

  • 35% School spirit
  • 23% The mission statement
  • 16% Oldest school in the district, lots of tradition
  • 13% Creative and spirited
  • 10% The dedicated teachers who go above and beyond.
  • 3% Alot of wealthier student of the district go there

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% Duty, Honor, Country
  • 31% GO BRAHMAS!!
  • 14% Variety
  • 7% Marijuana and entitlement
  • 3% Great students and teachers in sync.
  • 3% Cliques!!!!
  • 3% You either do drugs or you don't.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 59% Get involved!
  • 19% Don't procrastinate
  • 11% Go into all of the Honors/AP courses you can!
  • 11% Be prepared to complete all assignments on time.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.