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Macarthur High School

Public | 9-12 | 2672 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2009

the best school ever...even though its an old school and my father graduated 47 years ago...its still good ... i graduated in 08'... good teachers and principles... stricted but with a good purpose...
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

We are a military family with 2 kids at the high school. The school really has been great for my son during the transition stage. The counselors were awesome. The school is huge and there are always alot of different activities/sports going on. My son was involved heavily in sports and it was very competitive. The ROTC program definitely needs some improvement; it is run by the senior students and not faculty. The school is very diverse and my children had no problems making friends easily and adjusting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

Academic programs - Excellent Availability of extracurricular activities and sport, etc. - Excellent Teachers and staf - Excellent Parent involvement - Poor. Only a small percent become involved. Most just dump their kids off for games and other activities that their kids are involved in, and leave them. They don't stick around to support their children. They seem to think that the after school organizations are there as a babysitter. And worse of all, they allow their kids into organizations that require money for trips, uniforms, etc., knowing this. But they never pay, and don't sell anything for the fundraisers. This leaves other parents taking up the slack.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

MacArthur has great staff and focuses on student needs. The school offers a good education to students of lower socio economic ability. It is clean and well managed.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

873 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

842 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

836 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

850 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

703 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

697 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

862 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

865 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

802 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

867 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students8%
Female8%
Male8%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Special education6%
Not special education8%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant8%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted8%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students30%
Female27%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education0%
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)21%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented99%
Not Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students16%
Female17%
Male15%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special education0%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant16%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted16%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students10%
Female15%
Male8%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special education0%
Not special education12%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant11%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted10%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education24%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education5%
Not special education37%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented86%
Not Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education34%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students18%
Female20%
Male15%
Black or African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special education19%
Not special education18%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant18%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted18%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students70%
Female63%
Male77%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education35%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented97%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 91% 52%
Black 7% 13%
White 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Art teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • KRISTIN CRAFT
Fax number
  • (281) 985-6294

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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4400 Aldine Mail Route Road
Houston, TX 77039
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Phone: (281) 985-6330

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