Macarthur High School

9th - 12th Grade

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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core Data 2008-2009.
Data contained on this page is derived from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), an agency within the U.S. Department of Education. Information is believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed and is subject to change. At this time, MuniNetGuide is not able to update specific school data. If you have any questions or concerns about the data listed for this school – including address and phone number – please contact the NCES.
Contact and address info

Decatur School District 61

1155 North Fairview Ave
Decatur, IL 62526

(217) 424-3156

Grade Sizes & Demographics

1,147 students attended Macarthur High School in the 2008-2009 school year.

There were 61 teachers on staff, giving Macarthur High School a student-teacher ratio of 19.0.

12th Grade - 233 Students

Macarthur High School 12th Grade had 233 students

11th Grade - 228 Students

Macarthur High School 11th Grade had 228 students

10th Grade - 285 Students

Macarthur High School 10th Grade had 285 students

9th Grade - 401 Students

Macarthur High School 9th Grade had 401 students

Latino - 1.7%

1.7% of Macarthur High School's students are Latino

White - 47.3%

47.3% of Macarthur High School's students are Caucasian

Black - 45.2%

45.2% of Macarthur High School's students are of African descent

Asian - 1.3%

1.3% of Macarthur High School's students are of Asian descent

Native American - 0.2%

0.2% of Macarthur High School's students are Native American

Education features

State Universities Increase Reliance - and Price Tag - on Tuition

In the past, public institutions provided substantial financial relief to in-state students by offering a relative bargain on tuition compared to private schools thanks to taxpayer subsidies. The in-state advantage is still there, but not by as much as it used to be. CONTINUE

Do Per-Pupil Expenditures Impact Student Performance?

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Which Public School Districts Spent the Most Per Student in 2009-10?

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