Title I

Title I, under Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the largest federal education program.


The purpose of Title I is 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 achievement standards and state academic assessments.

Title I Background Information

Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which provides federal funding for schools to help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind. 

Title I was formerly under No Child Left Behind and focused on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), teacher and paraprofessional requirements, accountability, sanctions for schools designated for improvement, standards and assessments, annual state report cards, professional development, and parent involvement.

Title I Services

Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, computer labs, parental involvement activities, professional development, purchase of materials and supplies, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teacher assistants or other personnel.

How We Use Title I Funds

Rocky Mount Prep School receives Title I funds to supplement academic programs and reduce instructional class sizes. 

Parental Notice Requirements (Title I, Part A)

  • Annual report cards
  • Progress reviews
  • Schools identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring
  • Choice: schools identified for school improvement, corrective action, and restructuring
  • Supplemental Services: schools in the second year of school improvement, in corrective action, or restructuring
  • School identified for restructuring
  • Written parental involvement policies
  • Written SEA complaint procedures
  • Parents’ Right to Know: teacher and paraprofessional qualifications
  • Parents’ Right to Know: student achievement
  • Parents’ Right to Know: non-highly qualified teachers
  • Title I, part A meeting
  • Title I, part A information
  • Limited English-proficient students: general
  • Limited English-proficient students: language instruction educational programs
  • Limited English-proficient students: insufficient language instruction educational programs