School Accountability Report Card

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.

2017-2018 SARC
2015-2016 SARC
2014-2015 SARC

Executive Summary School Accountability Report Card, 2017–18 for Timothy Murphy School

Address: One Saint Vincent Drive, San Rafael CA 94903
Phone: (415) 499-7616
Principal: Belinda Hayes
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 2017–18 school year. Contact information, facilities, curriculum and instructional materials, and select teacher data are reported for the 2018–19 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 2017-18)

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.

The mission of TMS is to encourage students with significant emotional and behavioral challenges to fulfill their educational potential. We help them to develop the ability to regulate emotions and manage behaviors, increase the focus and resilience necessary to complete assignments, and form healthy, stable relationships with peers and adults. To accomplish this, we utilize a combination of positive behavior management, social-emotional skills acquisition, and professional therapeutic treatment.

Student Enrollment
Group Enrollment
Number of students 26
Black or African American 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 8%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic or Latino 11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 19%
Two or More Races 4%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 100%
English Learners 0%
Students with Disabilities 100%
Indicator Teachers
Teachers with full credential 3
Teachers without full credential 1
Teachers Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence 0
Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners 0
Total Teacher Misassignments 0
Student Performance 2017–2018
Subject Students Proficient and Above on STAR1 Program Results
English-Language Arts N/A
Mathematics N/A
Science N/A
History-Social Science N/A
Total Teacher Misassignments N/A

School Facilities

Summary of Most Recent Site Inspection

The TMS facility was inspected in July 2017 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.

Repairs Needed


Corrective Actions Taken or Planned


School Completion

TMS had one 12th grade student who graduated during the 2017-18 school year.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement
(School Year 2017–18)

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.

School Safety Plan (School Year 2017–18)

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 2017–18)

Year and month in which data were collected: Textbooks/instructional materials approved by CDE annual review 2017. See attached list.

Curriculum and Instructional Materials
Core Curriculum Area Pupils Who Lack Textbooks and Instructional Materials
Reading/Language Arts 0%
Mathematics 0%
Science 0%
History-Social Science 0%
Foreign Language 0%
Health 0%
Visual and Performing Arts 0%
Science Laboratory Equipment (grades 9-12) 0%

Career Technical Education Programs (School Year 2017–18)

A program of Career education is offered in the classroom. Job placement and support are provided through a WorkAbility grant.

Professional Development

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 2017-2018 year. Staff is encouraged to continue professional education through offerings provided by local universities and the Marin County Office of Education.