National Title 1 Distinguished School
DATE: January 4, 2017
Washington D.C. – Fifty-four U.S. schools have been named 2016 National Title I Distinguished Schools either for exceptional student performance overall, for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups, or for excellence in serving special populations of students.
A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. We celebrate the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements. The program has been in place since 1996, acknowledging the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:
Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It
is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United
States and provides funding to school districts to aid in the education of
economically disadvantaged students.
The National Title I Association is a membership organization which includes the Title I Directors from the states and territories, who are charged with managing their state Title I program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to ensure that all children - especially those living in poverty - have the opportunity to receive a high quality education.
The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students. More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title I Association website: www.titlei.org.
The 2016 Distinguished Schools will be honored February 22, 2017 at the 2017 National Title I Conference in Long Beach, CA. Download List of 2016 Schools. (States not listed did not participate in 2016.)
Distinguished School Team
National Title I Association