Macarthur High School

1155 North Fairview Ave

Decatur, IL 62522-1405

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

1,179 students

Macarthur High School serves 1,179 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
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 1179 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,179 students
Macarthur High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Students by Grade Macarthur High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 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 24:1 15:1
Macarthur High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
2%
23%
Black
46%
19%
White
42%
50%
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.
0.61 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.
25%
23%
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.
23%
26%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,838 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 9,838 949
Graduation Rate 57% 88%
Decatur   61 School District Graduation Rate (1996-2009)
District Total Revenue $99 MM $10 MM
Decatur   61 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $102 MM $10 MM
Decatur   61 School District Spending (1990-2009)
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 (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • DecaturDurfee Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1000 West Grand Ave
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3255
    Magnet School

    0.4 mi | 327 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • DecaturHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Oak Grove Accelerated School
    2160 West Center St
    DecaturIL 62526
    (217)424-3217
    0.7 mi | 334 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • DecaturDennis Elementary School
    1499 West Main St
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3236
    0.9 mi | 278 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • DecaturMary W French Academy
    Magnet School
    520 West Wood St
    DecaturIL 62522
    (217)424-3240
    Magnet School

    1.2 mi | 324 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • DecaturBenjamin Franklin Elementary School
    2440 North Summit Ave
    DecaturIL 62526
    (217)424-3220
    1.2 mi | 279 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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Decatur, IL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.50, which is higher than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school in Decatur is Johns Hill Magnet School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.