Top High School Recognition
MacArthur High School was recently named to The Daily Beast’s 2014 list of top high schools. Six indicators pulled from school surveys were used to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria included college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with free or reduced lunch, as well as SAT and ACT scores – another mark of how well a school prepares students for college. In addition, MacArthur High School was named to the Top 100 list for schools with a high percentage of graduate students from the free and reduced lunch program.