Macarthur High School

  • Macarthur High School serves 1,073 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Macarthur High School operates within the Decatur 61 School District.
  • Decatur 61 School District's 54% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1073 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,073 students
Macarthur High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Macarthur High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Macarthur High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Macarthur High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 24:1 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 18:1 16:1
Macarthur High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
1%
5%
Macarthur High School Asian Students (1989-2015)
Hispanic
3%
25%
Macarthur High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
48%
17%
Macarthur High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
38%
49%
Macarthur High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Macarthur High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
10%
3%
Macarthur High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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 (1988-2015)
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.
69%
52%
Macarthur High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2015)
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
2%
Macarthur High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

  • Decatur 61 School District's student population of 9,134 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 92% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,427 in this district is less than the state average of $16,005. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,627 is higher than the state average of $14,988. The district spending/student has grown by 38% over four years.
School District Name Decatur 61 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
3
Number of Students Managed 9,134 753
Decatur 61 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Decatur 61 School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $111 MM $12 MM
Decatur 61 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $140 MM $11 MM
Decatur 61 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,427 $16,005
Decatur 61 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,627 $14,988
Decatur 61 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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