What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. The Title I program focuses on the academic needs of the most disadvantaged students.
What is the aim of Title I at James K. Polk?
We use the federal funds to:
- Support student instruction
- Improve teaching strategies
- Increase family engagement
Targeted versus Schoolwide Program
Schools with at least 40% of their students eligible for free and reduced meals are eligible for a schoolwide Title I program. James K. Polk has a free/reduced lunch rate of 78% and operates a schoolwide program.