Macarthur High School

Macarthur High School serves 1,085 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the IL average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Macarthur High School operates within the Decatur 61 School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 1085 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,085 students
Macarthur High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Macarthur High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Macarthur High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Macarthur High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 18:1
Macarthur High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
3%
25%
Macarthur High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
46%
17%
Macarthur High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
40%
50%
Macarthur High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
11%
3%
Macarthur High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Macarthur High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.31
Macarthur High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
64%
47%
Macarthur High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
3%
Macarthur High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,970 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 92% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,217 is higher than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,951 is higher than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has grown by 37% over four years.
School District Name Decatur 61 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
3
Number of Students Managed 8,970 938
Decatur   61 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Decatur   61 School District Graduation Rate (1996-2010)
District Total Revenue $103 MM $11 MM
Decatur   61 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $110 MM $11 MM
Decatur   61 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,217 $11,118
Decatur   61 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,951 $11,218
Decatur   61 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Milligan Academy Rssp (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Milligan Academy Rssp (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Durfee Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DecaturDurfee Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 333 students1000 West Grand Ave
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3254
    0.4KG-6333
  • Decatur Oak Grove Accelerated School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 265 students2160 West Center St
    DecaturIL 62526
    (217)424-3218
    0.7PK-6265
  • DecaturDennis Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-7 | 405 students1499 West Main St
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3237
    0.9PK-7405
  • DecaturBenjamin Franklin Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 250 students2440 North Summit Ave
    DecaturIL 62526
    (217)424-3272
    1.2PK-6250
  • DecaturMary W French Academy
    Magnet School
    1.2 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 297 students520 West Wood St
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3273
    1.2KG-6297

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