Federal Programs: Title I.A

  • Title I.A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

    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.

    Title I Schools and their 2023-24 Schoolwide Title 1 Strategic Plans: 

    • Barbara Jordan Elementary School - (PDF)
    • Flynn Park Elementary School - (PDF)
    • Jackson Park Elementary School - (PDF)
    • Pershing Elementary School - (PDF)
    • Brittany Woods Middle School - (PDF)
    • University City High School - (PDF)

    If you would like to provide feedback regarding the Title I Schoolwide (Strategic) Plans, please share via online form (LINK) at www.ucityschools.org/TitleOneFeedback.

    Title I LEA Plan (PDF)

    A Title I Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan lays out the educational objectives for the district/charter school. These objectives, in turn, serve as goals for the use of funds in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title I application:

    Parent Involvement 

    Parent involvement is an important part of Title I funding.  Schools receiving Title I funds are required to implement programs and activities that include and promote parent involvement.  Schools must also provide opportunities for parents to increase their knowledge as it relates to their child’s educational experience in terms of curriculum, assessments, and instructional strategies. 

    How Can Parents Get Involved?

    • Join the school PTO
    • Support student extra-curricular activities
    • Volunteer at the school
    • Attend parent-teacher conferences
    • Communicate with teachers by email, phone notes, etc.
    • Keep teachers and school teams informed about events in your child’s life which may affect school performance​

    Title I School Parent and Family Engagement Policy

    Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ensures that local school districts provide parents and families of Title I students with the information they need to make well-informed choices for their children, including more effectively sharing responsibility for their child’s success, and helping their children’s schools develop effective and successful programs.  The Title I School Parent and Family Engagement Policy outlines the manner in which Title I schools will conduct outreach to all parents and family members and implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents and family members. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.​

    Title I School-Parent Compact

    The purpose of the Title I School-Parent Compact is to outline how the parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved students' academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children meet or exceed the challenging state standards.

    Parent Resources

    In support of strengthening student academic achievement, U. City Schools receive Title I, Part A funds and will be carrying out the requirements of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1116. Please see your school’s parents' handbook on their school's website for more details.

    For questions regarding Title I programs and funding, please contact:
    Rebecca Soriano, Coordinator of State and Federal Programs
    Call: (314) 290-4049
    Email: rsoriano@ucityschools.org