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

  • School Board Candidate Petition & Filing

    Anyone interested in running for Decatur's Board of Education can find out information here.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2016-2017 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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  • 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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    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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  • Picture retakes for freshman, sophomores, and juniors are scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2016 between 8:15am to 12:00 noon.



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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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  • 2016-2017 Yearbooks are on Sale for $40.00 through December 30, 2016.  On January 1, 2017 the price goes up to $45.00.  Yearbooks may be purchased with cash, check, or money order at the school. Checks should be made payable to MacArthur High School.  Payment may be made in the Main Office.  To use a credit card to order your yearbook call 1.866.287.3096 or you may order online at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/8393 

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  • MacArthur High School will host the Sectional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Hickory Point Golf Course.  This will be the eighth year that MacArthur High School has hosted the AA Cross Country Sectional.  Race times for Saturday, October 29:  AA Girls-10:00am, AA Boys-11:00am.  Awards will begin at 12:00 noon. No dogs allowed on the course. Click on the links to view the course and parking map.  Sectional Parking Map Cross Country Course

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  • Upcoming College Visits at MacArthur High School.  See the secretary in your student office for a pass to attend.
    Check out the current scholarship bulletin.  Click the Activities tab and go to Guidance Department.

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