MacArthur High School (Harris County, Texas)

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Coordinates: 29°54′05″N 95°19′44″W / 29.9015°N 95.3288°W / 29.9015; -95.3288

Douglas MacArthur High School
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Address
4400 Aldine Mail Rt. Houston, TX 77093
Information
Established 1965
Principal Heather Peterson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,821 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Red and White          
Team name Generals
Website
MacArthur 9th Grade School

MacArthur High School, located at 4400 Aldine Mail Route in East Aldine,[2] 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.

History[edit]

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.

Feeder pattern[edit]

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

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MACARTHUR H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Location Map Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine.." East Aldine Management District. Retrieved on May 22, 2009.

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