The School Accountability Report Card—or SARC for short—is an annual report detailing important information about schools that receive public funding. SARCs generally begin with a profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile usually summarizes the school’s mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following:
- Demographic data
- School safety and climate for learning information
- Academic data
- School completion rates
- Class sizes
- Teacher and staff information
- Curriculum and instruction descriptions
- Postsecondary preparation information
- Fiscal and expenditure data
In addition, NCLB requires that SARCs contain reports concerning the “adequate yearly progress” of students in achieving state academic achievement standards; Title 1 Program Improvement; graduation rates at the secondary level; and, starting with the SARCs to be published in 2004–05, the extent to which “highly qualified” teachers are teaching core academic subjects.
You can view and download a PDF version of our most recent SARC using the link below or you can view it on this page.
Executive Summary School Accountability Report Card, 2015–16 for Timothy Murphy School
Address: One Saint Vincent Drive, San Rafael CA 94903
Phone: (415) 499-7616
Principal: Debbie Countouriotis
Grade Span: 1 – 12
This executive summary of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is intended to provide parents and community members with a quick snapshot of information related to individual non-public schools. Most data presented in this report are reported for the 2014–15 school year. Contact information, facilities, curriculum and instructional materials, and select teacher data are reported for the 2014–15 school year. For additional information about the school, parents and community members should review the entire SARC or contact the school principal or the district office.
About This School
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2015-16)
Timothy Murphy School (TMS) provides special education, mental health and behavioral services to students whose disabilities include emotionally disturbed and/or specific learning disabilities, whose needs cannot be met in a less restrictive setting and who require a high staff to student ratio. TMS serves boys in grades first through twelfth.
TMS provides a strong core curriculum with a variety of support services (art, music, life skills, technology, career opportunities and social skills training). The core curriculum includes a strong reading program and a language arts program as well as a mathematics program that is integrated into the curriculum to meet the needs of both the certificated and diploma track students.
|Number of students||34|
|Black or African American||35%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||6%|
|Hispanic or Latino||12%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or More Races||3%|
|Students with Disabilities||100%|
|Teachers with full credential||4|
|Teachers without full credential||0|
|Teachers Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence||0|
|Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners||0|
|Total Teacher Misassignments||0|
Student Performance 2015–2016
|Subject||Students Proficient and Above on STAR1 Program Results|
|Total Teacher Misassignments||N/A|
Summary of Most Recent Site Inspection
The TMS facility was inspected in September 2016 by the Marinwood Fire Department. TMS is in compliance with all health and safety requirements. No repairs or corrective actions are needed.
Timothy Murphy School maintains a facility that is approved to serve ambulatory students. The school meets the requirements established by the State of California and County of Marin.
Corrective Actions Taken or Planned
TMS had one 12th grade student who graduated during the 2015-16 school year.
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
(School Year 2014–15)
In addition to attending regularly scheduled IEP meetings, parents/guardians have an opportunity to become involved by participating in our volunteer organization, The Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School. www.godmothers.org.
School Safety Plan (School Year 2014–15)
The school’s safety plan is based on federal and state law. Disaster planning, preparedness and training are the three major components of the plan. Staff is certified every two years in First Aid and CPR. Students and staff participate in monthly fire drills; earthquake and invader drills are conducted as well. Parent/guardian emergency contact information is kept current to insure timely communication between school and parent/guardians.
Curriculum and Instructional Materials
Quality, Currency, Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials (School Year 2014–15)
Year and month in which data were collected: Textbooks/instructional materials approved by CDE annual review 2015. See attached list.
Curriculum and Instructional Materials
|Core Curriculum Area||Pupils Who Lack Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
|Visual and Performing Arts||0%|
|Science Laboratory Equipment (grades 9-12)||0%|
Career Technical Education Programs (School Year 2014–15)
A program of Career education is offered in the classroom. Job placement and support are provided through a WorkAbility grant.
This section provides information on the annual number of school days dedicated to staff development for the most recent three-year period.
Staff Professional Development is provided weekly through our minimum day schedule. In addition, there are three full staff development days during the year. Staff is encouraged to continue professional education through offerings provided by local universities and the Marin County Office of Education.