MacArthur High School
is a secondary school
located in Levittown, New York
. One of two high schools in the Levittown Union Free School District
, the high school is named after United States General Douglas MacArthur
. In addition to the school's principal, Kathleen Valentino, there are two Assistant Principals: Mr. Joseph Sheehan and Mrs. Joan Lorelli. Newly added to this roster in 2008 was Mr. Chris Leahy, who is the Dean of Students.
According to the 2007 Newsweek Magazine
issue of Top 1,200 U.S. schools, MacArthur High School is currently ranked as #518.
Adapted through a unanimous vote of the school's faculty in the spring of 1994, the Renaissance Program rewards students who excel in academics. Students who pass everything, including midterms, finals, and regents, are hosted at a semi-annual breakfast. Students receive cards in either platinum, gold, blue, or gray, depending upon their grade average or status as an Honor Society member. These cards entitle the students to various "special perks and privileges," including discounts on tickets to school plays and dances. The four-year Renaissance card-holders of every senior class are hosted at an additional special brunch.
Music and Theater
MacArthur's Music program, led by chairperson Ken Walden, features an array of classes and clubs. Classes include symphonic band (which includes marching band), orchestra, four levels of guitar class, electronic music, music... Read More