Welcome to MacArthur High School!

  • MHS ExteriorOur mission at MacArthur High School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to be responsible and productive members of society. It is our vision at MacArthur that all students will achieve personal success, by providing our students with a high caliber, well-rounded, and balanced curriculum.

    MHS students have opportunties to explore college and career pathways that set students up for success beyond high school, including: co-op and internship opportuntiies; workforce prep, skilled trades, and pre-apprenticeship programs; as well as dual enrollment and the opportunity to earn an Associate's Degree at the same time as they complete their high school diploma. You can check out all the options that are available to students through our College & Career Readiness webpages. Students who are interested in any of these programs should reach out to their school counselor for more info.

MHS Goals

  • Improve student achievement and graduation rate by engaging students in a personalized student-centered learning environment that provides:

    • More opportunities for differentiated instruction
    • Academic and social support
    • Career and post-secondary counseling

    Provide high quality sustained and intensive professional development for all staff resulting in:

    • Highly qualified teachers
    • Cultural Awareness and Responsiveness Training
    • Enhanced instructional methods
    • Rigorous and challenging curriculum for ALL students

    Build active long-term partnerships with: 

    • Business groups
    • Community stakeholders
    • Colleges and universities 

Contact the Office

    • 1499 West Grand Avenue
      Decatur, IL 62522

      Phone: 217.362.3150
      Fax: 217.876.8003

      Email: MHS@dps61.org 

Bell Times

  • Regular Day: 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
    Half Day: 8:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

    Half Day Dates for 2023-24 School Year

    • September 13, 2023
    • October 11, 2023
    • November 15, 2023
    • December 13, 2023
    • January 24, 2024
    • February 14, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
    • April 24, 2024