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
9 388
10 253
11 212
12 232

Macarthur High School is a public high school of the Decatur School District 61 located in Decatur, IL. It has 1,085 students in grades 9th through 12th. Macarthur High School is the 213th largest public high school in Illinois and the 5,433rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.4 to 1.

Total Students: 1,085
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 53.09
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 5,433rd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 213th out of 869
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 783rd out of 828
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 252nd out of 828

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Macarthur High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 579
(53%)
1,503
(50%)
 Male 506
(47%)
1,481
(50%)

Macarthur High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 518
(48%)
1,375
(46%)
 White 409
(38%)
1,169
(39%)
 Two or More 108
(10%)
311
(10%)
 Hispanic 34
(3%)
97
(3%)
 Asian 12
(1%)
24
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)

Macarthur High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 768
(71%)
2,155
(72%)
 Not Eligible 310
(29%)
756
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 7
(1%)
73
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Macarthur High School is ranked 111th out of 854 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Macarthur High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.4%) is higher than the state average of 46.4%. 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
2013 1087
2014 1073
2015 1085

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
2013 22.6
2014 17.7
2015 20.4

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
2013 0.67065317387305
2014 0.690587138863
2015 0.71428571428571

Compare Macarthur High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,040.0% 20.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 71.4%
 

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