Students enrolled 472
Hours no info
School leader Ms Marian Buchko
Transportation options no info
District Crown Point Community School Corporation
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12900 Fairbanks Street
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

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(219) 662-3600
(219) 374-7567
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4 stars
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September 23, 2011
I am a mom of 3 kids who are in ths school and I LOVE IT LOVE THE STAFF AND THE TEACHERS ARE SO GOOD! MY SON HAS ADHD AND OCD AND OTHER STUFF THAT NEEDS SPEACAL ATT AND HE IS DOING WELL! I WILL NOT MOVE OUT OF THIS SCHOOL! I CANT MY KIDS LOVE THERE SCHOOL AND SO DO I!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
am a single mother with a nine year old son who has ADD and the teacher at this school is so great. I am recommending her for teacher of the year. my son doesn't talk to much and this teacher (special ED) has communication device so he can talk and learn in the classroom. she also teaching him sign language so he can communicate and learn as well in the classroom and so he will talk more. it is working my son is saying more words and he is learning how to read. the pricinpal and staff our very nice and terrfic as well. I wasn't so sure at first about the school but now since he has been here for almost a year I know this is best school for my son. I would highly recommend this school for any parent and my son got student of the month which was a pleaseant surprise. thanks mcarthur my son just loves this school and he looks forward to going to school everyday!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
I have one son at MacArthur and another who went all the way through and is now at Taft and I can not say anything bad about the school.Ms. Buchko is an awesome principal and the staff is great too. The school does lack parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2007
I attended macarthur and now I have 2 kids going there. I couldn't be happier with every aspect of is school. The principal is the standard by which all principal's should measure up to. Teachers fantastic. I just wish there was more parent involvement was better. I don't know what else they can do to make parents get involved. alumni class of 1973

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
School does not work well with children who have ADHD. There is no special procedure so that they can retain attention. Was told simply to put him on medicine. Moving to get child into better school.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
I want to say that I think Macarthur is a five star school. I have three children two are still in macarthur and one is in taft. My son was .ready for middle school academically because he had the best possible education to prepare him for middle school. My daughters attend macarthur and I am amazed at what they are learning for their grade levels every day. The staff at macarthur is incredible, the teachers are the best and our principle is amazing. She is the only principle that I have ever heard of that each student by name. The students and staff at Macarthur are very fortunate to have her. Education in our sxhool system is more difficult than other area schools, but our students do not struggle to learn because we have the best staff of teachers in the state.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
MacArthur is a wonderful elementary school, once you get through the confusing, unorganized kindergarten program. The teachers and staff care about each and every student and it shows in the # of honor roll students!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
My son went to Kindergarten at MacArthur last year. He had a great experience, but I think the organization skills of the teacher he had were not up to par. The communication folder that was in his backpack should have been updated daily, and the instructions for homework, events, etc. should have been given in a timely manner and been easily understandable. Many times I had to call other parents to figure out where his teacher was 'coming from.' Other than that, the MacArthur first year experience was a great one. My son is anxious to start 1st Grade at MacArthur.

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September 22, 2003
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Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
12900 Fairbanks Street, Cedar Lake, IN  46303
(219) 662-3600
Last modified Douglas Macarthur Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Douglas Macarthur Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.