School Accountability Report Cards

Public schools throughout California are required to provide information about themselves to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). These report cards provide a variety of data to allow the public to evaluate and compare schools in terms of student achievement, environment, resources and demographics.
A number of different kinds of information are displayed in the report card. To make sense of this information, the report card is organized around several categories of data. School report cards generally begin with a school profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile also presents the district mission and the school's goals--goals that school administrators, staff, and parents have specifically set for the school. Parents and other members of the public may want to judge the rest of the report card by how well they feel the school is meeting its own goals and how good a job the school is doing.

A paper copy of your school's School Accountability Report Card (SARC) can be made available by request.


 

By law the report must also address the following nine major areas:

  • demographic information
  • school safety and climate for learning
  • academic data
  • school completion
  • class size
  • teacher and staff information
  • curriculum and instruction
  • post-secondary preparation (secondary only)
  • fiscal and expenditure data

 

The preceding information was obtained from the California Department of Education website. For more information, visit
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/