What is a Title School?

  • Title I provides federal funding to schools that have high poverty levels. The funding is meant to help students who are at risk of falling behind academically. The funding provides supplemental instruction for students who are economically disadvantaged or at risk for failing to meet state standards. Students are expected to show academic growth at a faster rate with the support of Title I instruction.

    The Title I program originated as the Title I Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965.   Its primary purpose was to ensure that all children were given the opportunity to be provided with a high quality education.

    Title I is the largest federally funded education program for elementary and secondary schools. It is also designed to focus on special needs populations and to reduce the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.

    States that have Title I schools have several requirements to keep the funding. Schools must have a child poverty rate of at least 60% to operate a school wide Title I program. A school wide Title I program can provide benefits to all students and is not just limited to those students who are considered to be economically disadvantaged. 

    Please click the link below to see how families and school personnel can work together to ensure that children are successful in school:

    Parent Teacher Compact