Parent Resources

  •  Arizona Department of Education Parent Gateway


    What is AzMERIT?
    AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is Arizona’s new statewide achievement test. Arizona is partnering with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop tests which are unique to Arizona.

    How is AzMERIT different from the AIMS test?
    Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tested the old standards. Spring 2014 was the last time AIMS was administered for reading, writing, and mathematics. AzMERIT, based on the new standards, will tell teachers, students, and parents if students are on track to be college and career ready upon graduation from high school.

    The Arizona Science Standards did not change, so students in Grades 4, 8, and high school will still take the AIMS Science test.

    Who will take AzMERIT?
    Arizona public school students in grades 3 through high school will take AzMERIT.
    Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an assessment in English language arts and mathematics at their grade level.
    Students taking high school level English and mathematics will take end-of-course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects.

    Only eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities will participate in other alternate achievement tests.

    When will the test be given?
    Students will take AzMERIT in the spring. Schools will inform students and parents of specific testing dates.

  • Tax Credit Info 

    Thank you for supporting the students of Murphy Elementary School District!

    Taxpayers filing in Arizona have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of state tax dollars they already pay, to support public education.  The credit allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to a school’s extra curricular program. 

    - Make a general contribution to Murphy Elementary School District
    - Contribute to the school of your choice
    - Support your student's extracurricular activities

    Also you don't have to have a child attending a Murphy District School to participate - let your friends, family, neighbors, and your community know how they can support the students at Murphy!

    For general contributions, you can download and print the Tax Credit Donation Form.

     You will then need to complete and bring or mail the form to:

    Murphy Elementary School District #21

    2615 West Buckeye Rd.,

    Phoenix, AZ 85009


    You can also contribute electronically!

    How to make a Tax Credit contribution Online

    1. Select the school of your choice:

    Alfred F. Garcia   Arthur M. Hamilton Jack L. Kuban  William R. Sullivan

    2. Click on the tax year you wish to contribute
    3. Select a Program Name and Enter Amount
    4. Click on Continue
    5. Enter payment and billing information
    6. Click on Continue
    7. After reading terms and conditions check the agreement box
    8. Click on Continue
    9. Check to make sure information is correct and click on Process Payment