Title I

Title I, Part A provides financial assistance to schools which have high populations of economically disadvantaged students. The purpose of the program is to provide additional academic support to low-income students to ensure all students meet state standards.  All schools in the Murray County School System are designated as Title I schools.

Georgia Department of Education Title I, Part A


 U.S. Department of Education


·         What does it mean to be a Title I School?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of academically at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services, resources and activities that support students who are identified as those who would benefit from Title I services the most in order to meet the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.

What will Title I do for my child?

The Title I program will provide your student with extra educational assistance.

Which students does Title I Serve?

The program serves students who have demonstrated that extra assistance could impact their academic achievement success.

How does our school receive Title I money?

First, the federal government provides funding to each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to school districts. The amount of money each school receives is determined by the number of students who receive free/reduced meals attending that school. Finally, Title I schools:

• Identify the students at who would benefit most from additional educational assistance based on specific criteria. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.

• Set goals and make plans for improving the skills of academically at-risk students at their school.

• Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.

• Develop programs for each individual student based on their achievement data in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.

What do Title I programs offer?

Title I programs generally offer:

• Opportunities for professional development for school staff

• Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need

• A variety of supplementary teaching methods

• An individualized program for students

• Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction

• A variety of opportunities for parents to stay informed and be involved and engaged with the school in supporting their child’s educational experience