Community and Partnerships

Here at the Murphy School District we strongly believe in community partnership and realize the important roles each one of our partnership plays. We have worked together with the community to give residents and students the necessary educational, health, and resources required.

Big thanks to all of the Murphy Partnerships

NOVA Individualized Learning Center:

Is a private special education day school approved by the Exceptional Student Services Department of the Arizona Department of Education. The Center provides a separate full-day program for students (k-12) who are identified as Emotionally Disabled (ED), Emotionally Disabled-Private (EDP), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Speech and Language Impaired (SLI), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Other Health Impaired (OHI) and Cross-Categorical to include mild Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

NOVA Individualized Learning Center

Upward Foundation:

Upward is dedicated to helping children with special needs achieve their highest potential while empowering their families to thrive. At Upward, we make skills development, learning and therapy fun. We are bringing hope and joy to the children we support and helping them achieve their highest potential.

We offer therapies to children in five specific disciplines: Physical, Speech and Language, Occupational, Music, and Feeding and Swallowing.

Upward Foundation

Foundation for the Blind

The purpose of Foundation for Blind Children is create opportunity for anyone with vision loss to achieve. We strive to serve as "the" community's resource for blind, visually-impaired, and multi-handicapped children, adults, and their families. The Foundation for Blind Children provides a comprehensive system of services, which optimizes the blind, or visually-impaired child's development and offers many opportunities to lead a meaningful and productive life--starting with infancy, through preschool, elementary and secondary education throughout college and adulthood.

Foundation for the Blind


Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) serves over 2,000 children from birth to age 22 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf/blind. ASDB operates two schools for the deaf, one school for the blind, a statewide birth-to-three early childhood and family education program and five regional cooperatives (which provides services to students at their local schools).

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind

St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education. St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving 9 of Arizona’s 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

St. Mary’s Food Bank

United Way-Curriculum:

Is a non-profit organization around the United States that assist is many difficult situations world-wide. United Way assisted us in funding the district curriculum to ensure our students are getting the best education out there.

United Way

Arizona Science Center:

The Arizona Science Center has been working closely with all the Murphy Schools to provide enriching STEM experiences. Students get to interact as whole school, family events, and in individual classroom.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona State University- Hispanic Mother-Daughter

The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program (HMDP) with ASU is an early-outreach middle and high school program designed to increase the number of first-generation Arizona students who are qualified and prepared to enroll at Arizona State University through direct family involvement.

Hispanic Mother-Daughter

Grand Canyon University

GCU has partnered with Murphy for their Student-Teacher internship. With this program we are able to make connection with students, training and given the opportunity to apply.

Grand Canyon University

University of Phoenix

Thank you for you generous donations of Chrome Laptop for all our students. University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.

University of Phoenix

Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods is a distribution company, that donates backpacks to out district for students in need.

Golden State Foods

Phoenix Country Day School- Gifted

As the Valley's only independent Pre-K through Grade 12 school, Phoenix Country Day School stands as a leader in education, both in Arizona and on a national level. Our students and teachers strive for excellence— in the classroom and the community— while maintaining a healthy balance, grounded perspective, and sense of joy and curiosity in all that we do.

Phoenix Country Day School

Phoenix Rescue Mission

The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. Providing life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness.

Phoenix Rescue Mission