MacArthur High School
1499 West Grand Avenue, Decatur, Illinois 62522
Phone: (217) 362-3151 Fax: 309-423-4336
Attendance: (217) 362-3154 
 9th Grade:   (217) 362-3160
10th Grade:  (217) 362-3170
11th Grade:  (217) 362-3180 
12th Grade:  (217) 362-3190   
School Hours: 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Principal:  Mr. Paul Ranstead   Email:  pranstead@dps61.org 


District Headlines

  • 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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  • Summer Camps - The Window Program!

    Space is limited, so act now to secure your child a spot this summer in one of the Window Programs.These programs are full of exciting hands-on and student-led activities offered exclusively in Decatur Public Schools.

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  • Kids + Reading = Success!

    Parents, please take a few minutes to complete this important survey for free book distribution.

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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 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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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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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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  • Click on the link to view the weekly 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 $45.00.  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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  • Attention Seniors!  Cap and gown delivery will be Tuesday, May 5, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. 

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  • MHS Seniors and Families...if you have a senior interested in college and you are looking for scholarship money...opportunties are available!  Please click on the March and April Scholarship Bulletin link.  There is money available for your SENIOR!  If you need help or further information, please contact Mrs. Shaw at 217-872-4003.  
    March & April Scholarship Bulletin

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