Title I


The Title I Program was established in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Today, The No Child Left Behind Act ensures that every child is provided with services by a highly qualified staff member. The goal of the Title I Program is to bridge the gap and to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to meet academic standards and receive a high quality education.

What does it mean to be a Title I school?

Each year, the Federal Government provides funding to states for Title I. A “Title I school” is a school with low-income students making up more than 40% of the student body. This percentage is computed based on our student population who receives free or reduced lunch. Title I funds are used to create a schoolwide program and plan to improve achievement, thereby serving ALL children in the school regardless of their income.

Title I is a federally funded program that serves students who need extra assistance with reading and math. These students are selected for Title I services based on multiple points of data which include but are not limited to: phonics assessments, mClass (reading level) scores, benchmark assessments, and End of Grade test scores. 

At SRCA, we use Title I funds to provide:

  • Professional development for teachers
  • Materials and resources for the classroom
  • Additional staff and support
  • Family engagement events
  • Updates to our classrooms and libraries
  • Update technology
  • Small group instruction
  • Curriculum materials and training


Title I Teacher & Coordinator: Brittney Zarczynski

Email: bzarczynski@shiningrock.org