MacArthur Middle School

Summary:

MacArthur Middle School is a public middle school in Lawton, Oklahoma, serving 865 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Lawton school district, which is ranked 235 out of 295 districts in the state.

MacArthur Middle School stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of White (39.42%), Hispanic (19.19%), and students of two or more races (17.34%) compared to nearby schools. The school also generally outperforms the Lawton district and the state of Oklahoma in English Language Arts and Science proficiency, with 34% of 8th-grade students proficient or better in Science, compared to 28% in Lawton and 35% statewide. Additionally, MacArthur has a lower student-teacher ratio of 16.8, which may contribute to more personalized attention for students.

However, the school's performance has declined over the years, dropping from 37th out of 539 Oklahoma middle schools in 2009-2010 to 122nd out of 149 in 2022-2023. This trend is concerning and may be linked to the school's high percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (57.69%), indicating significant socioeconomic challenges. While MacArthur outperforms the Lawton district in some areas, it lags behind nearby schools like Cache Middle School, which is ranked 66th out of 149 Oklahoma middle schools and has higher test scores across multiple subjects and grade levels.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 510 Northeast 45th Street
       Lawton, OK  73507-3507


(580) 353-5111

District: Lawton

SchoolDigger Rank:
122nd of 149 Oklahoma Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,435 Help


Students who attend MacArthur Middle School usually attend:

High:    MacArthur High School

Feeder schools for MacArthur Middle School:

Elementary:    Carriage Hills Elementary School
    Pioneer Park Elementary School
    Sullivan Village Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  865

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.4%
Hispanic:
19.2%
Two or more races:
17.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details MacArthur Middle School ranks worse than 81.9% of middle schools in Oklahoma. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Lawton School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details MacArthur Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Lawton School District. Student population at MacArthur Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.4%), Hispanic (19.2%), two or more races (17.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Lawton School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at MacArthur Middle School is 16.8. 1 middle schools in the Lawton School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare MacArthur Middle School employs 51.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at MacArthur Middle School is $11,435. 1 middle schools in the Lawton School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

MacArthur Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks MacArthur Middle School 122nd of 149 Oklahoma public middle schools. (See MacArthur Middle School in the ranking list.)

Lawton:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawton 235th of 295 Oklahoma school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for MacArthur Middle School

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Rank History for all students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 75.33 71st 521 86.4%
2010 81.17 37th 539 93.1%
2011 73.61 98th 542 81.9%
2015 62.68 81st 297 72.7%
2016 62.75 93rd 332 72.0%
2017 41.93 135th 238 43.3%
2018 43.90 132nd 233 43.3%
2019 47.73 113th 228 50.4%
2021 50.32 170th 407 58.2%
2022 30.28 115th 171 32.7%
2023 21.04 122nd 149 18.1%
See the entire list of Oklahoma Middle School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 50.31 38th 80 52.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 52.96 110th 278 60.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 48.81 23rd 34 32.4%
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Rank History for African American students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 60.98 9th 31 71.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 62.42 33rd 102 67.6%
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Rank History for White students at MacArthur Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.88 127th 257 50.6%
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Data source: test scores: Oklahoma 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: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for MacArthur Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 492 241 10 72 53 n/a n/a 0 868
2007 462 259 8 83 41 n/a n/a 0 853
2008 420 241 17 76 52 n/a n/a 0 806
2009 390 241 15 64 53 n/a n/a 0 763
2010 378 240 15 59 48 n/a n/a 0 740
2011 413 227 18 60 48 6 11 0 783
2012 379 213 20 84 52 7 19 0 774
2013 369 190 19 96 37 8 21 0 740
2014 345 201 15 101 36 7 31 0 736
2015 351 180 13 101 40 6 39 0 730
2016 364 168 18 114 46 11 67 0 788
2017 362 152 17 128 50 7 66 0 782
2018 323 146 15 127 37 6 75 0 729
2019 328 140 14 117 31 9 101 0 740
2020 307 127 12 127 32 10 121 0 736
2021 300 97 10 116 42 10 123 0 698
2022 321 117 9 145 53 9 135 0 789
2023 341 136 9 166 53 10 150 0 865

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 868 55.5 15.6 n/a
2007 853 52.6 16.2 40.8
2008 806 57.5 14.0 38.1
2009 763 54.5 14.0 40.8
2010 740 58.6 12.6 44.9
2011 783 57.7 13.5 43.7
2012 774 59.3 13.0 41.6
2013 740 54.0 13.7 44.6
2014 736 49.7 14.8 48.1
2015 730 52.0 14.0 48.9
2016 788 53.0 14.8 55.3
2017 782 54.3 14.3 53.1
2018 729 53.6 13.5 55.8
2019 740 52.4 14.0 55.7
2020 736 52.6 13.9 55.4
2021 698 52.5 13.2 54.4
2022 789 51.4 15.3 51.7
2023 865 51.4 16.8 57.7

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 868 55.5 15.6 n/a
2007 853 52.6 16.2 40.8
2008 806 57.5 14.0 38.1
2009 763 54.5 14.0 40.8
2010 740 58.6 12.6 44.9
2011 783 57.7 13.5 43.7
2012 774 59.3 13.0 41.6
2013 740 54.0 13.7 44.6
2014 736 49.7 14.8 48.1
2015 730 52.0 14.0 48.9
2016 788 53.0 14.8 55.3
2017 782 54.3 14.3 53.1
2018 729 53.6 13.5 55.8
2019 740 52.4 14.0 55.7
2020 736 52.6 13.9 55.4
2021 698 52.5 13.2 54.4
2022 789 51.4 15.3 51.7
2023 865 51.4 16.8 57.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for MacArthur Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,439 (12.6%) $9,995 (87.4%) $11,435

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

Impact of COVID-19 on MacArthur Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 113th of 228 Middle schoolsRanks 122nd of 149 Middle schools
 32.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts I (MacArthur Middle School)4227
 15%
   6th Grade English Language Arts I (Lawton)3718
 19%
   6th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)3626
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts I (MacArthur Middle School)3415
 19%
   7th Grade English Language Arts I (Lawton)3418
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)2921
 8%
7th Grade Mathematics (MacArthur Middle School)3020
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lawton)3418
 16%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)3324
 9%
8th Grade English Language Arts I (MacArthur Middle School)4219
 23%
   8th Grade English Language Arts I (Lawton)3517
 18%
   8th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)3120
 11%
8th Grade Mathematics (MacArthur Middle School)3111
 20%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lawton)2811
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)2315
 8%
8th Grade Science (MacArthur Middle School)4334
 9%
   8th Grade Science (Lawton)3628
 8%
   8th Grade Science (Oklahoma)4035
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students740865
 16.9%
African American140136
 2.9%
American Indian3153
 71%
Asian149
 35.7%
Hispanic117166
 41.9%
Pacific Islander910
 11.1%
White328341
 4%
Two or More Races101150
 48.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.7%57.7%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about MacArthur Middle School

Students who attend MacArthur Middle School usually go on to attend MacArthur High School

Students at MacArthur Middle School are 39% White, 19% Hispanic, 17% Two or more races, 16% African American, 6% American Indian, 1% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian.

MacArthur Middle School ranks in the bottom 18.1% of Oklahoma middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 865 students attended MacArthur Middle School.


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

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