Macarthur High School



Macarthur High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Macarthur High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 419
10 308
11 242
12 197

Macarthur High School is a public high school of the Decatur School District 61 located in Decatur, IL. It has 1,166 students in grades 9th through 12th. Macarthur High School is the 207th largest public high school in Illinois and the 4,862nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 11.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,166
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Full Time Teachers: 105.81

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Macarthur High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 602
(52%)
1,541
(50%)
 Male 564
(48%)
1,528
(50%)

Macarthur High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 542
(46%)
1,415
(46%)
 White 485
(42%)
1,271
(41%)
 Two or More 93
(8%)
285
(9%)
 Hispanic 31
(3%)
64
(2%)
 Asian 14
(1%)
19
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
13
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Macarthur High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 745
(64%)
2,114
(69%)
 Not Eligible 410
(35%)
895
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 11
(1%)
60
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Macarthur High School is ranked 113th out of 0 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Macarthur High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (64.8%) is higher than the state average of 45.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Macarthur High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1305
2006 1260
2007 1221
2008 1096
2009 1156
2010 1197
2011 1179
2012 1166

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.9
2006 21
2007 24.9
2008 18.1
2009 20.4
2010 21.9
2011 23.6
2012 11

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.46513409961686
2006
2007 0.64127764127764
2008
2009
2010 0.62823725981621
2011 0.49363867684478
2012 0.6483704974271

Compare Macarthur High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,100.0% 11.0:1
 
1,242.9% 12.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 64.8%
 

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