Title 1


According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments."

The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting students’ educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.


The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students.

"A Title 1 School is a school receiving federal funds for Title 1 students."


Title 1 is the largest federally funded educational program. The program provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of low income families to meet school educational goals. A title 1 school is a school receiving federal funds for Title 1 students. For more information, click here.

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