McArthur is located in an active mature community whose core is composed of single family dwellings which are surrounded by large areas of high density housing. There is a very active community league and there is strong support on the part of the parents and community for the school. The community is beginning to renew with younger families. The School Council is very active and participation by parents in various school activities is very good. The School Council financially supports field trips, technology and in-school presentations. The school leases out two classrooms to the McCauley After School Care Association. One classroom is dedicated for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters In-School Mentoring program and provides a mentoring program for students in our school.