• Title I Overview

    What is Title I?

    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. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program. According to the measures established by the United States Department of Education, Thomasville Heights has 100% eligibility for free and reduced lunch.

    What is the purpose of Title I funding?

    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.“

    Title 1 funding may be spent on:

    • Improving curriculum (programs, etc.)
    • Improving instructional activities (teacher training, etc.)
    • Improving counseling services
    • Improving parent involvement (parent liaison, etc.)
    • Increasing staff (instructional coaches, additional staff, etc.)

    Most often, Title 1 funding is spent on supplemental programming to improve math, reading, and language arts.

    How is Title I funding spent at Thomasville?

    Thomasville Heights spends 100% of our Title 1 funds on salaries

    • Smaller class sizes
    • Small group instruction
    • More time engaging with math, reading, and language arts
      • Lit Lab
      • Math Lab
    • Increased parent engagement