MacArthur High School in San Antonio, TX - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
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MacArthur High School is a public magnet school in San Antonio, Texas. It has 2,650 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 350 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2923 Macarthur View
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 650-1100

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 350 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: MacArthur High school is a great school if you get involved with there many programs.The athletic program is great and the ROTC program helps you get prepared with helpful leadership skills to tackle life head on.. They also have fun clubs, like student council,honor guard, the electrical program etc. The teachers are very helpful and dedicated to make you pass at your full potential.As for the lunch is my only complaint, however i am a picky eater. it is a closed campus for safety reasons.. overall its a great school and if i had the choice, i would go to this school all over again.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: When you're involved, you learn so many new and amazing things about the people that surround you. It's hard not to love the environment! Mac Sports is huge family!!

    -Macarthur Varsity Soccer Player
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's really not that bad of a school. Some teachers are great and really care for the students' education. That's really all that matters. My favorite experiences in this school would have to have been when I was in the Color Guard. The friends I have made are life long friends. Most schools in the area have clique problems but not MacArthur. At least that's the vibe I got. If I had to choose a school which I would have to start my high school experience again, I would still choose MacArthur.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I'm very happy with the schools teachers, environment and made life long friends. I feel like the school did a very good job of preparing me for college.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: it was not a bad school but not a great student body

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Alamo Heights High School 3 mi. 1,471
3.00 Roosevelt High School 3 mi. 2,838
3.00 Madison High School 5 mi. 3,298
4.00 Churchill High School 5 mi. 2,992
3.00 Lee High School 5 mi. 2,420

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


Male 52%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

MacArthur High School United States Alamo Heights High School Churchill High School Lee High School Madison High School Roosevelt High School
Hispanic 52.0% 25.0% 37.0% 48.0% 80.0% 53.0% 59.0%
White 32.0% 51.0% 57.0% 41.0% 11.0% 30.0% 15.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 1.0% 4.0% 4.0% 9.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.1%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 21.1%

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 32 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 25% AP classes offered
  • 19% Teachers
  • 17% Variety of clubs/organizations
  • 16% School spirit
  • 6% Dance team
  • 5% Extracurriculars
  • 4% Art and Orchestral department
  • 4% Student's mutual respect for each other
  • 3% Honors Program
  • 1% Soccer

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 26% Tardy Sweeping
  • 23% How packed the hallways and stairways get.
  • 19% It's a three story building
  • 16% Cliques
  • 12% Bathroom Rules
  • 5% A high quality gap between AP and regular classes.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% School spirit
  • 28% The mission statement
  • 12% Creative and spirited
  • 8% The dedicated teachers who go above and beyond.
  • 8% Oldest school in the district, lots of tradition
  • 4% Alot of wealthier student of the district go there

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 42% Duty, Honor, Country
  • 33% GO BRAHMAS!!
  • 8% Marijuana and entitlement
  • 8% Variety
  • 4% Great students and teachers in sync.
  • 4% Cliques!!!!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 56% Get involved!
  • 20% Don't procrastinate
  • 12% Be prepared to complete all assignments on time.
  • 12% Go into all of the Honors/AP courses you can!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.