Dr. Patrick K. Murphy has been Superintendent of Schools since July 1, 2009. An Arlington County resident, Dr. Murphy has been an educator since 1988, serving the Fairfax County Public Schools for 19 of the intervening years in a variety of instructional leadership positions. During the final four years, he served as assistant superintendent for accountability, where he was responsible for testing, research and evaluation, and division- and school-based strategic planning.
As Superintendent, Dr. Murphy is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school system and to implement School Board’s policies. The Board evaluates the performance of the Clerk and Superintendent annually.
The Arlington County School system has a budget of more than $440 million dollars, and serves more than 21,000 children in grades K-12, with an additional 15,500 students enrolled in Adult Education. Click here and here for a statistical overview of the system.
The Superintendent’s Office is located at 1426 N. Quincy Street, and the main phone number is 703-228-6000.