What is Title I?
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the largest federally funded education program that provides extra support to students who are academically at-risk in public and private schools.  Through Title I, the government allocates funds to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district. Title I funds are designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. There are two models for Title I programs:

  • Schoolwide Programs
    School-wide programs allow for all students and families in high poverty school zones (over 40% poverty) to be eligible for Title I services. Title 1 schoolwide programs are based on a comprehensive plan of academic support that details how all instruction, assessment resources, and highly qualified teachers support the academic achievement of all students.

  • Targeted Assisted Programs
    All Title I resources and support are focused on an identified group of students and families. In Targeted Assisted Programs, all instruction, resources, and a highly qualified staff support the improved academic achievement of the identified students and families.


What are the Benefits of Title I?

A Title I program will provide your child with educational support beyond the regular classroom. Some benefits may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Increased parental involvement
  • Increase in technology
  • Smaller classes or specialized instructional support
  • Additional teachers and instructional assistants
  • Additional professional development for school staff
  • Supplementary instructional resources


CCPS Title I District Level Engagement Plan
Plan de Compromiso Familiar del Titulo I a Nivel de Distrito


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Title I Schools

C. Paul Barnhart
Dr. Gustavus Brown
Indian Head
Mt.Hope/Nanjemoy
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
J.P. Ryon
Eva Turner