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School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

California public & nonpublic, nonsectarian schools annually provide information to the community to allow public comparison of schools for student achievement, environment, resources & demographics.

2015–16 SARC

Information for SARC Coordinators

Information for the General Public

Information for Public Schools

Information for Nonpublic, Nonsectarian Schools

SARC Preparation Resources

Prior Year SARCs


SARC and the Law

Related Information


CalEdFacts SARC Section

California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

Questions: SARC TEAM | sarc@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0406 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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