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Schools qualify for Title 1 federal funds based on the economic status of the students it serves. The factors taken into consideration are free/reduced lunch enrollment, Aid for Dependent Children, census and Medicaid data. Once a school qualifies for Title 1 funding, academic need, not economic status, determines which services are offered to each student. In addition, some Title 1 funds are used to upgrade the core educational program for all students.

Elementary Schools            Middle School              High School
Abner Gibbs                        South Middle               Vocational Technical *
Franklin Avenue
Paper Mill *
Southampton Road *                        * indicates schools with a Schoolwide program
St. Mary's Elementary

Click on a school in the left navigation bar for more information about that school's Title 1 program.

There are two types of Title 1 programs - Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance.

In a Schoolwide program every student is considered a Title 1 student. A schoolwide program allows a school to use Title I funds in combination with state, local and other federal  resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. The goal of a schoolwide program is to raise the academic achievement of all the students, with special emphasis on those who are farthest behind. The Schoolwide Plan must describe how the school, in collaboration with other programs, will use Title 1 funds to:

  • determine the needs of the school 
  • use effective, research-based methods and instructional strategies
  • strengthen the core academic program in the school 
  • provide opportunities for all students to meet the State's proficient and advanced levels of academic achievement
  • implement strategies for meeting the needs of underserved populations
  • increase the amount and quality of learning time (extended day and year programs)
  • ensure instruction by highly qualified teachers
  • increase parental involvement in education

A Targeted Assistance program has a more limited scope. Individual students in a school are targeted to receive Title I services based upon multiple criteria (including teacher recommendations and standardized test scores). 

You have the right to know the qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals that teach you child. You have the right to know:
Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the 
   grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
 • Whether the 
teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status
   through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate
   certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the
   certification or degree.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their
 • If your child is taught by a substitute teacher who is not highly qualified for 4
   consecutive weeks, your school district must notify you of this fact.
Contact your school office to request information on the qualifications of your child's teacher or paraprofessionals.