Macarthur High School

1499 W Grand Ave
Decatur, IL 62522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Macarthur High School serves 1,093 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Macarthur High School's student population of 1,093 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,093 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

Macarthur High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Macarthur High School is 0.63, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2583 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
48%
17%
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White
37%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Graduation Rate
74%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur 61 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Macarthur High School is Milligan Academy Rssp (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dennis Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Durfee Magnet Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Durfee Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 369 students
    0.4 miles
    1077 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3500
    0.4 K-6 369
  • Decatur Oak Grove Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 278 students
    0.7 miles
    2160 W Center St
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3551
    0.7 K-6 278
  • Decatur Dennis Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 466 students
    0.9 miles
    1499 W Main St
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3511
    0.9 PK-8 466
  • Decatur Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 213 students
    1.2 miles
    2440 N Summit Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3561
    1.2 K-6 213
  • Decatur Mary W French Academy Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 293 students
    1.2 miles
    520 W Wood St
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3381
    1.2 K-6 293

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