MacArthur Elementary

Summary:

MacArthur Elementary is a public elementary school in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, serving 446 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the highly-ranked Fort Leavenworth school district, which is rated 5 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

MacArthur Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Kansas, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science that significantly exceed state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 64.45% of students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 33.17%. The school's academic performance also surpasses nearby schools like Bradley Elementary and Eisenhower Elementary. Additionally, MacArthur Elementary has a more diverse student population, with a higher percentage of minority students compared to surrounding schools. Interestingly, the school also has an exceptionally low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at only 2.02%, which is significantly lower than the Fort Leavenworth district average.

The combination of MacArthur Elementary's consistently high academic performance, diverse student population, and low socioeconomic challenges suggests that the school has effective teaching practices, strong parental involvement, and a supportive school environment that contribute to its success. These factors make MacArthur Elementary a model for other schools to emulate, and the school's best practices could provide valuable insights to improve educational outcomes in other communities.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1 MacArthur Loop; Building 210
       Fort Leavenworth, KS  66027-4505


(913) 651-6517

District: Fort Leavenworth

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 660 Kansas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,892 Help


Students who attend MacArthur Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Patton Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  446

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.8%
Hispanic:
12.8%
Two or more races:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details MacArthur Elementary ranks better than 91.8% of elementary schools in Kansas. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Fort Leavenworth School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.8%), Hispanic (12.8%), two or more races (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Fort Leavenworth School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at MacArthur Elementary is 13.5. 1 elementary schools in the Fort Leavenworth School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at MacArthur Elementary is $9,892, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Fort Leavenworth School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

MacArthur Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks MacArthur Elementary 54th of 660 Kansas public elementary schools. (See MacArthur Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Fort Leavenworth:

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Leavenworth 1st of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for MacArthur Elementary

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Rank History for all students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 65.07 223rd 585 61.9%
2007 69.23 194th 600 67.7%
2008 49.11 389th 614 36.6%
2009 63.40 257th 621 58.6%
2010 53.09 365th 630 42.1%
2011 64.71 254th 631 59.7%
2012 68.04 218th 660 67.0%
2013 64.00 287th 668 57.0%
2015 74.05 130th 678 80.8%
2016 88.99 48th 656 92.7%
2017 90.96 36th 659 94.5%
2018 89.81 41st 656 93.8%
2019 95.03 14th 667 97.9%
2021 92.68 30th 670 95.5%
2022 91.37 34th 668 94.9%
2023 88.36 54th 660 91.8%
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Rank History for Female students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.99 24th 574 95.8%
2019 93.75 18th 591 97.0%
2021 92.09 25th 591 95.8%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 87.06 2nd 15 86.7%
2021 78.27 3rd 17 82.4%
2022 71.27 6th 18 66.7%
2023 77.91 4th 16 75.0%
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Rank History for Male students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.86 65th 575 88.7%
2019 93.88 15th 586 97.4%
2021 89.14 44th 605 92.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.40 2nd 245 99.2%
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Rank History for White students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.92 45th 574 92.2%
2019 91.74 19th 592 96.8%
2021 91.55 27th 587 95.4%
2022 92.84 15th 596 97.5%
2023 90.16 26th 584 95.5%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

Review counts

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by a parent
Monday, October 26, 2020

Open Quote MacArthur Elementary School has been a wonderful place for my two children. Over the past four years, they have received challenging instruction from caring teachers in a safe and beautiful learning environment. The special education department is second to none. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 19, 2012

Open Quote The principal this year is unprofessional in her dealings with parents, students and teachers. She has shown favoritism among students with behavior issues and does not believe in acknowledging the accomplishments of the students who do well. The students with behavior issues are continually praised and given rewards if they just sit and do what they are supposed to do. The teachers have no say in these rewards, and are told they need to do what has been put in place by the administrators. Professionalism is not shown in this school this year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for MacArthur Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 388 37 8 8 2 n/a n/a 0 443
1989 363 34 15 19 1 n/a n/a 0 432
1990 394 57 5 7 13 n/a n/a 0 476
1991 405 54 14 20 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1992 427 55 12 21 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1993 406 59 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 490
1994 324 85 21 34 4 n/a n/a 0 468
1995 370 88 31 21 7 n/a n/a 0 517
1996 370 88 31 21 7 n/a n/a 0 517
1997 382 68 19 13 7 n/a n/a 0 489
1998 390 67 21 11 3 n/a n/a 0 492
1999 361 67 18 21 3 n/a n/a 0 470
2000 419 87 23 35 3 n/a n/a 0 567
2001 450 70 24 33 1 n/a n/a 0 578
2002 371 91 10 25 5 n/a n/a 0 502
2003 371 91 10 25 5 n/a n/a 0 502
2004 321 91 12 16 5 n/a n/a 16 461
2005 283 65 7 11 1 n/a n/a 39 406
2006 259 53 4 13 1 n/a n/a 42 372
2007 272 65 14 25 2 n/a n/a 1 379
2008 299 67 22 17 5 n/a n/a 0 410
2009 377 64 34 29 6 n/a n/a 0 510
2010 310 36 14 57 2 3 29 0 451
2011 331 59 20 68 2 0 41 0 521
2012 329 49 18 69 2 7 30 0 504
2013 286 61 27 71 0 1 38 0 484
2014 304 51 12 65 1 5 47 0 485
2015 308 59 18 46 4 6 21 0 462
2016 336 52 17 62 3 8 22 0 500
2017 382 57 23 69 1 8 41 0 581
2018 392 38 23 64 3 9 36 0 565
2019 344 50 7 67 0 4 33 0 505
2020 335 38 22 58 0 4 52 0 509
2021 331 38 17 65 1 3 43 0 498
2022 312 38 19 70 0 6 48 0 493
2023 289 26 16 57 0 5 53 0 446

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at MacArthur Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 443 23.0 19.2 0
1989 432 23.0 18.7 n/a
1990 476 23.1 20.6 0
1991 493 25.6 19.2 n/a
1992 515 26.1 19.7 5
1993 490 25.1 19.5 1.2
1994 468 24.1 19.4 1.3
1995 517 25.0 20.7 10.3
1996 517 25.0 20.7 10.3
1997 489 24.8 19.7 4.9
1998 492 27.7 17.8 5.5
1999 470 28.8 16.3 5.3
2000 567 33.7 16.8 5.3
2001 578 33.3 17.4 5.9
2002 502 39.1 12.8 4.2
2003 502 39.1 12.8 4.2
2004 461 33.6 13.7 5.6
2005 406 32.6 12.5 7.4
2006 372 27.7 13.4 7.6
2007 379 31.7 12.0 6.9
2008 410 27.1 15.1 7.1
2009 510 33.5 15.2 7.6
2010 451 31.5 14.3 10.9
2011 521 35.0 14.8 10.6
2012 504 37.6 13.4 14.3
2013 484 39.7 12.1 18.6
2014 485 34.6 14.0 15.7
2015 462 33.0 14.0 14.1
2016 500 32.0 15.6 11.4
2017 581 38.7 15.0 7.4
2018 565 39.0 14.4 9.9
2019 505 35.0 14.4 9.3
2020 509 33.7 15.1 7.3
2021 498 40.5 12.2 4.8
2022 493 39.0 12.6 1.8
2023 446 32.8 13.5 2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio MacArthur Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 443 23.0 19.2 0
1989 432 23.0 18.7 n/a
1990 476 23.1 20.6 0
1991 493 25.6 19.2 n/a
1992 515 26.1 19.7 5
1993 490 25.1 19.5 1.2
1994 468 24.1 19.4 1.3
1995 517 25.0 20.7 10.3
1996 517 25.0 20.7 10.3
1997 489 24.8 19.7 4.9
1998 492 27.7 17.8 5.5
1999 470 28.8 16.3 5.3
2000 567 33.7 16.8 5.3
2001 578 33.3 17.4 5.9
2002 502 39.1 12.8 4.2
2003 502 39.1 12.8 4.2
2004 461 33.6 13.7 5.6
2005 406 32.6 12.5 7.4
2006 372 27.7 13.4 7.6
2007 379 31.7 12.0 6.9
2008 410 27.1 15.1 7.1
2009 510 33.5 15.2 7.6
2010 451 31.5 14.3 10.9
2011 521 35.0 14.8 10.6
2012 504 37.6 13.4 14.3
2013 484 39.7 12.1 18.6
2014 485 34.6 14.0 15.7
2015 462 33.0 14.0 14.1
2016 500 32.0 15.6 11.4
2017 581 38.7 15.0 7.4
2018 565 39.0 14.4 9.9
2019 505 35.0 14.4 9.3
2020 509 33.7 15.1 7.3
2021 498 40.5 12.2 4.8
2022 493 39.0 12.6 1.8
2023 446 32.8 13.5 2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for MacArthur Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,704 (17.2%) $8,188 (82.8%) $9,892

Data source: Kansas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on MacArthur Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 14th of 667 Elementary schoolsRanks 54th of 660 Elementary schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (MacArthur Elementary)61.956.1
 5.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fort Leavenworth)70.465.4
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)40.638.1
 2.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (MacArthur Elementary)78.575.4
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fort Leavenworth)80.777
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kansas)50.350.4
 0.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (MacArthur Elementary)7563.3
 11.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Leavenworth)74.574.5
 0%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)47.642.8
 4.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (MacArthur Elementary)64.144.9
 19.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fort Leavenworth)64.966
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)36.137.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (MacArthur Elementary)71.773.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Leavenworth)7166
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)43.539.6
 4%
5th Grade Mathematics (MacArthur Elementary)56.659.7
 3.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fort Leavenworth)58.857.3
 1.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.931.3
 0.6%
5th Grade Science (MacArthur Elementary)75.575.8
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Fort Leavenworth)7073.2
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (Kansas)43.142.1
 1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (MacArthur Elementary)83.366.7
 16.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Leavenworth)76.167.4
 8.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)38.432.4
 6.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (MacArthur Elementary)79.567.4
 12.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fort Leavenworth)76.167.4
 8.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.928
 3.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students505446
 11.7%
African American5026
 48%
American Indian00
Asian716
 128.6%
Hispanic6757
 14.9%
Pacific Islander45
 25%
White344289
 16%
Two or More Races3353
 60.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.3%2%
 7.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about MacArthur Elementary

Students at MacArthur Elementary are 65% White, 13% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 6% African American, 4% Asian, 1% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 446 students attended MacArthur Elementary.

Students who attend MacArthur Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Patton Junior High

Yes. MacArthur Elementary ranks in the top 8.2% of Kansas elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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