MacArthur High School
1 Educational Park, Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: (217) 876-8021 Fax: (217) 876-8003 
Attendance/Tardy/Community Lines: 
9th Grade:  (217) 876-8043
10th Grade:  (217) 876-8017
11th Grade:  (217) 876-8315 
12th Grade:  (217) 876-8046   
School Hours: 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Principal:  Mr. Paul Ranstead   Email:  pranstead@dps61.org 



  • "Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers" is the 2014 essay theme for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Essay Contest.  The entry deadline is Friday, December 12, 2014.  Click on the link for contest rules, entry form, and award information.

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  • Click on the link to view the announcement bulletin.

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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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  • 2014-2015 Yearbooks are on sale for $40.00.  Yearbooks may be purchased with cash, check, money order.  To use a credit card to order your yearbook call 1.866.287.3096 or you may order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com and use order number 8393. Checks should be made payable to MacArthur High School.  Payment may be made in the Main Office.

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    Thursday, Nov. 27
    Friday, Nov. 28
    Monday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 12

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  • Attention Seniors!!  2015 Seniors must be photographed for the head and shoulder portrait for the 2014-2015 yearbook.  Please schedule your head shot yearbook picture with DR Roberts now!  You need to do this by the end of November to have your picture appear in the yearbook.  Please call D.R. Roberts Photography at 217-422-2212 to make your appointment. D.R. Roberts will turn in your picture to MacArthur High School.

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