What's a School Accountability Report Card?

California law provides that any school district maintaining an elementary or secondary school must adopt a School Accountability Report Card ("SARC") for each school. The SARC must provide data by which parents can make meaningful comparisons between public schools so they can make informed decisions about schools in which to enroll their children. This includes information about school conditions such as pupil achievement, funding, class size, number of teachers and their credentials, instructional materials, and safety and cleanliness of school facilities.

SARCs must be updated annually and made available on the internet wherever the school district is connected to the internet.