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About This School

Macarthur International Spanish Academy is a public middle school in Hoffman Estates. The principal of Macarthur International Spanish Academy is Mrs. Danette Meyer. 453 students go to Macarthur International Spanish Academy and identify primarily as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 17% of the Macarthur International Spanish Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 453 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Macarthur International Spanish Academy is 18:1. Dwight D Eisenhower Jhs is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Hispanic 47% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 49%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 17% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 13% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have to contradict with the previous post. This is my child's second year attending MacArthur and I couldn't be more pleased with his advancement in his education. He attended kindergarten last year with Mrs. Santiago and this year he is in first grade with Miss Schwarz. His MAP scores clearly demonstrate his growth in reading and mathematics. I am glad I enrolled him in this school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Very disappointed with this school. This is my sons second year in this school. My son started k in this school which i loved his teacher Ms. Santiago she was very informative very easily to get a hold of and with any concerns any parents had she was quick to address their concerns. Now my son is in 1st grade with the worst teacher!! She is new to the school and acts like this is a military school. My son used to love school but now he feels discourage and doesn't like the teacher because she screams at the kids. I tried addressing the issue with the principal but that didn't go anywhere!! THIS WILL BE MY SONS LAST YEAR IN THIS HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have gone there since 2000 and over the years the staff of teachers principals and gifted teachers has been terrific. They work hard for their students and have had a dual language program for over 14 years now.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school teachers my kids really love the school the parents ARE great as long as your involved as a parent you will see an improvement with your children . My son had a problem with his learning and the staff takes some time with the children to understand I always feel welcome when i come there. I love macarthur...

  • (7 years ago)

    Macarthur is a wonderful environment for learning. My children are involved in the dual language program and it has been a gift to them. They are learning a second language but also to accept and appreciate different cultures and races. The teachers and principal are approachable and parents are welcomed into the building at any time to see what their students are doing and to share in their academic experience.Macarthur parents are friendly and quite involved in the school community. We feel very fortunate to have found a public school that offers our children so very much. Thanks Macarthur!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is in a dual-language program and I have strong feelings that my child's personal needs are exceptionally well addressed. Frankly I have not expected such level of educational services from public system. (My girl had been attending private school prior to MacArthur) The school has very strong and involved PTA excellent art and music programs. The principal and all teachers I have been dealing with have been incredibly supportive and friendly.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are very high leveled because there is a dual language program. Each class has two music times one art time and 2 gym times a week. Parents run the ice cream sales they help out in the school clubs etc.. This school also is very out-going and will do anything and everything they can to help a student learn something.

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