MacArthur High School (Harris County, Texas)
|Douglas MacArthur High School|
|4400 Aldine Mail Rt. Houston, TX 77093|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
MacArthur High School, located at 4400 Aldine Mail Route in East Aldine, unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States, north of Houston with a ZIP code of 77039. The school is named in honor of Douglas MacArthur.
The school serves the unincorporated area of Aldine.
MacArthur High School opened in 1965 and is the second high school in the Aldine Independent School District. The main campus (commonly referred by its students as "Big Mac") serves grades 10 through 12, while MacArthur Ninth Grade Center (commonly referred by its students as "Little Mac") serves grade 9.
MacArthur has numerous programs available to students. Among those programs are Tech-Prep, Advanced Placement classes, National Honors Society, and JROTC. In conjugation with a partnership with Lonestar College, it also offers opportunities for students in Health Science, Tech-Prep, Emergency Medical, and dual credit courses to continue their education at the college level while still in high school.
MacArthur’s award-winning jazz band has gained national recognition, as have participants in National History Day, Career and Technology, and chess. MacArthur students have also earned state honors in speech and debate, choir, dance, band and cross-country state and national champions in 1991.
Film director Keith Smith is a graduate of the class of 1976, he is known for writing and producing horror films like Hellstorm and Crimson Saints.
Elementary schools that feed into MacArthur High School include:
- Francis Elementary
- Johnson Elementry
- Mendel Elementary
- Oleson Elementary
- Orange Grove Elementary
- Raymond Academy
- Stephens Elementary
- Worsham Elementary
Intermediate schools that feed into MacArthur High School include:
- Eckert Intermediate
- Escamilla Intermediate
- Reed Academy
Middle schools that feed into MacArthur High School include:
- Aldine Middle School
- Grantham Academy
- Hambrick Middle School
Ninth Grade Schools that feed into MacArthur High School include:
- MacArthur Ninth Grade School
- Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. Atty General
- Debra Hobbs (Class of 1973), Republican member for the Arkansas House of Representatives from Rogers; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 2014
- Tony Hutson (Class of 1991), former NFL player
- Donald Jeffrey Large (Class of 1993), Harris County political activist
- Jose Portilla, American football player