MacArthur High School, located at 3700 North MacArthur Blvd., was named after General Douglas MacArthur. The school began with grades seven, eight and nine in the 1963-1964 school year; grades eight, nine and 10 in 1964-1965; grades nine, 10 and 11 in 1965-1966; and grades nine, 10, 11 and 12 in 1966-1967.
Mr. Arthur Casey was the school’s first principal. MacArthur chose red and white as its colors and the cardinal as the school mascot. A vocational class print shop was begun in the 1965-1966 school year. An Army Junior ROTC program began in 1973-1974.
The school has been extensively renovated since it opened in 1963. The most recent renovation added a new Signature Studies wing in 2019.