June 23, 2003
I graduated from McArthur High School last year and can tell you from personal experience the inside scoop. First, I want to say that I was not really a straight 'A' student, but had mostly B's or C's. I didnt have the drive to do something with my life, but friends and staff especially conviced me there's no better way to start than graduating... McArthur is real. All the different groups of people blend well, and most students get along great aside from their diffences. If there is a problem (like all schools have, some just cover them up better) it is quickly solved, and administration is always there to help, listen, and take care of the students. They really are good about keeping kids in class, and solving problems with the ones that are on the '8 year plan'(taking a long time to graduate). If you think that your child has potential for a lot of school spirit, and likes to be involved, this school is definitly the one to send them to. The principal is actively involved with and supportive of the students and their activities. I feel that parent involvement should be more. If it wasnt for the staff at McArthur High School encouraging me, I dont think I would have stayed in school or graduated. The principal, staff, teachers, and several students encouraged me to stay and try hard to reach a goal, and I did it, along with the rest of the class of 2002. I recommend taking some time in the Army JROTC program, that was am amazing, if not biggest conribution to all of my accomplishments as well.
- submitted by a community member