School History

MacArthur High School in the 1960's 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.