Macarthur High School

1499 W Grand Ave
Decatur, IL 62522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Macarthur High School serves 1,184 students in grades 9-12.
Macarthur High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,184 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 74% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Macarthur High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Macarthur High School's student population of 1,184 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 32% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,184 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
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School Rankings

Macarthur High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Macarthur High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3137 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
27%
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Black
48%
17%
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White
32%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
74%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Macarthur High School's ranking?
Macarthur High School is ranked #3137 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Macarthur High School often compared to?
Macarthur High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Eisenhower High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Macarthur High School?
The graduation rate of Macarthur High School is 74%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Macarthur High School?
1,184 students attend Macarthur High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Macarthur High School students are Black, 32% of students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Macarthur High School?
Macarthur High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Macarthur High School offer ?
Macarthur High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Macarthur High School part of?
Macarthur High School is part of Decatur SD 61 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,184 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 74% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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