Macarthur High School

1155 North Fairview Ave

Decatur, IL 62522-1405

Tel: (217)424-3156
Grades: 9-12

1,166 students

Macarthur High School serves 1,166 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% 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 57% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1166 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,166 students
Macarthur High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 106 teachers
Macarthur High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Macarthur High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Macarthur High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
4%
Macarthur High School Asian (1989-2013)
Hispanic
2%
24%
Macarthur High School Hispanic (1989-2013)
Black
47%
19%
Macarthur High School Black (1988-2013)
White
42%
50%
Macarthur High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
8%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Macarthur High School Sch Ethnicity Macarthur High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.60 0.30
Macarthur High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
63%
45%
Macarthur High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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.
n/a
6%
Macarthur High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,879 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Decatur 61 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
3
Number of Students Managed 9,879 932
Decatur   61 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 57% 88%
Decatur   61 School District Graduation Rate (1996-2009)
District Total Revenue $99 MM $10 MM
District Spending $102 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,903 $10,546
Decatur   61 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,255 $10,416
Decatur   61 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DecaturDurfee Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1000 West Grand Ave
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3254
    Magnet School

    0.5 mi | 353 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • DecaturDennis Elementary School
    1499 West Main St
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3237
    0.7 mi | 300 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • DecaturHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Oak Grove Accelerated School
    2160 West Center St
    DecaturIL 62526
    (217)424-3218
    0.8 mi | 320 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • DecaturMary W French Academy
    Magnet School
    520 West Wood St
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3273
    Magnet School

    1.1 mi | 317 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • DecaturMilligan Academy Rssp
    Alternative School
    432 North Water St
    DecaturIL 62523
    (217)422-6110
    Alternative School

    1.3 mi | 32 students | Gr. 7-11                      

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