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Berkeley, IL
Students enrolled: 510

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1310 North Wolf Road
Berkeley, IL 60163

(708) 449-3185
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August 24, 2014
Mr. Savage bullies the teachers and uses memos(to the Superintendent) as a way of intimidation. He is very inconsistent with discipline and will tell students that they are suspended but they are back in school the next day. Despite a lack of a STRONG leader the teachers do an outstanding job. If I were a parent and could afford it. I would send my child to a Private School before I would send them to MacArthur! The school motto is One Team One Mission but it really is One Team HIS MISSION!

- submitted by a community member

June 18, 2014
Love MacArthur Middle School, the teachers and principal are great. They have to make tough decisions but always try to get the job done. My child did well there but often talked about other children misbehaving and causing disruptions. Mr. Savage and his team would take care of the students which makes me feel safe. The school could improve in many areas and parents should help the school not only criticize.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2013
I have two children attending MacArthur Middle School and am happy to say it has seen great changes. The principal has made it a positive and safe environment. The teachers and staff are committed to the children's education and embrace the same positive attitude. The only thing this school needs, in my opinion, is more parent involvement. I would encourage parents to be involved in your child's education and partner up with the teachers and staff at MacArthur to ensure your child is getting what they need and are on the right path.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2013
I am currently attending this school and MacArthur middle school is a safe environment for your children to be in the Principal makes all students feel safe the school has fun art classes the teachers make the kids feel safe and the kids feel like that want to go back the teachers have fun with us and make us laugh we feel comfortable with them and when we have a problem we feel like we can talk to them about it over all its a great school

- submitted by a community member

February 02, 2012
The principal is a really nice guy. He is sincere about his career in education, as well as working to create a positive learning environment. I suggest you the parent get to know him and collaborate with him so he can continue to work hard at helping our children to walk and behave in a respectful positive manner.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2009
I like this school alot. Its better than some schools I have been to.. I have learned alot and I can say that I am going to miss this school when I go to high school 2010!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 12, 2008
If you get involved, play an active role in your child's education and see administrators and teachers as teammates as oppose to adversaries, I proclaim that most schools will meet your needs. And MacArthur is no exception. In my opinion, the district as well as the school have great leadership and they are truly concern about the education and well-being of all children. I sincerely thank District 87 and MacArthur Middle School for helping my wife and I provide a top-notch education for both my boys who are well equiped to compete in this global society.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2006
I think that macarthur middle school is a good school but should have more art classes. I think this would help kids get out there emotions and help them express themselves. the academic program I think could get better. this is what I think and I hope that my opion will help them make some changes at macarthur middle school.

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2006
Academics are average for the demographic and there are some extra curriculars and an outstanding band program. Parents are working class nd are a little uninvolved.

- submitted by a teacher

February 14, 2006
I attended this school, and I was a part of the programs for gifted students and although the school didnt have a lot of money to invest in the program it was fun and educational. All students learned to play the keyboard, there were a good amount of after school programs including art and music.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2005
I used to teach at this school. Most of the teachers are great...The administration is terrible! one child gets a huge punishment, and another kid gets off without anything (for the same thing). The principal wants to be 'cool', and the kids know this and want to be his friend. I can not say enough about how bad the administration is.

- submitted by a teacher

September 21, 2003
The school is a disgrace. I sent my child to that school in 6th grade and I regretted it everyday of my life. There is constant fighting and cursing. There are only a handful of good teachers there. The principal exercises very little of her control and when she does it is only to make matters take a turn for the worse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 26, 2003
I only know of a few parents who are really involved with their kids and those kids are doing well in class. The school does not force parents to get involved . Your student will do as well as your involvement.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2003
The adults have no control over the students. There is not enough supervision at this school.

- submitted by a community member
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Macarthur Middle School
1310 North Wolf Road, Berkeley, IL  60163
(708) 449-3185
Last modified Macarthur Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Macarthur Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top