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Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

Providing children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need.

three stars

83.01

45 Round Hill Road Northampton, MA 01060
tel: (781) 821-3499   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104008

Board Leadership
Jason Friedland
Chair

CEO
Doug Scott
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.01 three stars
  Financial 78.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, more than 800 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five campus locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia. Clarke impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early childhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Clarke who take their special skills to all parts of the world.

Clarke provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, more than 800 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five campus locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia. Clarke impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early childhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Clarke who take their special skills to all parts of the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2015
Number of students enrolled
667
Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed
141
Number of students per teacher during the reporting period
10
Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance
667
Average number of years of formal education for teachers/instructors
6
Percentage of board members making a financial contribution
100
Percentage of children performing at average or above average on standardized assessments
90
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (MA) 83.01 three stars
Eye to Eye (NY) 91.75 four stars
Learning Ally (NJ) 87.80 three stars
The Parish School (TX) 93.74 four stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 89.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,427,645
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,349
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $31,598
Total Contributions $5,569,592
   Program Service Revenue $5,947,268
Total Primary Revenue $11,516,860
   Other Revenue $2,048,363
TOTAL REVENUE $13,565,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,687,378
   Administrative Expenses $2,680,790
   Fundraising Expenses $997,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,365,495
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,199,728
   
Net Assets $30,310,236

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
School Programs $3,417,747 44.5%
Mainstream Services $2,374,385 30.9%
Early Intervention Programs $1,895,246 24.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 83.01 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 82.72 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 83.92 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.65 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.19 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 78.66 two stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 80.95 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 80.32 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.29 three stars
2010-06 08/01/2012 83.10 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 70.61 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 88.77 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 91.18 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.57 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 86.34 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 84.22 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 95.78 four stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 95.75 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2104008
Name in IRS Master File CLARKE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1938
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Douglas Scott Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$154,177 1.35% Ralph Johnston Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (MA) 83.01 three stars
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) (KY) 96.79 four stars
Sisu of Georgia (GA) 90.58 four stars
Eye to Eye (NY) 91.75 four stars
The Parish School (TX) 93.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
45 Round Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01060
tel: (781) 821-3499
fax: (781) 821-3905
TTY: (413) 584-3450
EIN: 04-2104008

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Board Leadership

Jason Friedland
Chair

CEO

Doug Scott
Chief Executive Officer

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