Awards and Recognition

 *2008 US NEWS & WORLD REPORT'S Best High School in the Country Bronze Award Winner

*2007 National Center for Urban School Transformation High School Award Winner

*One of the top ten schools in the state with a low per pupil expenditure and high level of student performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills Test. 

*State Competitors at History Fair, VICA, French, Spanish, Writing, Visual Arts, Speech, Dance, Track, and JROTC. 

*Cory Cox named to the 2005 Grammy Band, one of only two drummers picked nationwide. 

*One of the first high schools in Texas to offer Emergency Medical Technician training as a course offering dual credit. This program received recognition from the Texas Department of State Services. 

*MacArthur Peer Tutoring Program was established in 1999, the only high school in AISD with this comprehensive academic support offered 

*Cross Country Team: 3 State Championships, 3 Runner Up Titles, and 21 District Titles 

*The Brigade Belles Dance Team was crowned 2005 National Champions in Galveston at the Showtime National Competition. 

*MacArthur Marching band has won 1st Division awards for ten straight years at UIL Marching Band Contest 
*Mike Hall, 2005 Outstanding Art Educator for Secondary Schools. 

*Jan Davis-Risinger: Board Member of Trade and Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA) and Board Member of SKILLS USA District 8. 

*Mel Basham: Board Member of the Texas Art Educators Association (TAEA) 

*Mark Hockman, 2003 Siemens Award winner for Excellence in AP Calculus instruction. 

MacArthur Senior High School was rewarded by US News and World Report magazine with their "Best High Schools" Silver Medal Award.