MacArthur High School
1499 West Grand Avenue, Decatur, Illinois 62522
Office Hours:  7:00 AM-4:30 PM 
Phone: (217) 362-3151 Fax: (217) 362-3589
Attendance: (217) 362-3154 
Freshman Academy:   (217) 362-3160
A-J Students:  (217) 362-3180
K-Z Students:  (217) 362-3170
Student Athletes:  (217) 362-3190   
Early Bird Hours:  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM; Breakfast 7:10 AM-7:25 AM 
Regular Schedule Hours:  8:35 AM-3:20 PM  Breakfast 8:05 AM-8:25 AM 
Principal:  Mr. Cordell Ingram   Email:  cmingram@dps61.org  


District Headlines

  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2015-2016 calendar and NEXT year's Board of Education approved 2016-17 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • DPS Hall of Fame

    Visit our Hall of Fame page to nominate a Decatur Public School alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers & community member who has distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors at DPS.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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  • Connect with DPS!

    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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  • The first day of school is Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  School hours are 8:35am to 3:20pm.

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  • Registration for 2016-2017 school year will take place the week of July 25-29, 2016 at MacArthur High School

    July 25-26  9:00am-2:00pm

    July 27-28  11:00am-7:00pm

    July 29  9:00am-12:00noon

    Click on the link below for registration information

    Registration Needs


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  • FRESHMAN ORIENTATION  Welcome Class of 2020!!  MacArthur High School is looking forward to welcoming the Freshmen Class Monday, August 8, and Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 8:00am to 3:20pm.  Students will learn about high school and what they can expect.  Breakfast and lunch will be served each day!   We look forward to meeting our newest members of the Generals Family.  Please call 217-362-3160 if you have questions!

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  • MacArthur Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony Pictures are available to order by calling 217-521-2133 or complete the order form on the link below and email it to decaturpix@gmail.com.

    Graduation Ceremony Order Form


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  • Online Payments!  The District is now accepting credit card payment for Instructional Material Fees (Textbook Fees) along with online payment for breakfast and lunch.  Click on Online Payment under Site Shortcuts.  The system does require the parent have the student ID number.
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  • Fall Sports Sign-Up!   Mark your calendar for Monday, August 1, 2016...5:30-7:30 PM!  Any student who is interested in participating in a fall sport needs to attend.  Any questions, please contact Mr. Jason Crutcher, Athletic Director, at 362-3192 or email jcrutcher@dps61.org.  Fall sports include football, golf, volleyball, girls tennis, cross country, boys soccer, and cheerleading.  Go Generals!
    MHS Athletes are welcome to get their sports physical at Eisenhower High School on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 3:00-6:00pm.  Cost is $25.00.

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