Title I Part A

Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

The purpose of Title I, Part A, is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. It provides supplemental funding to state and LEAs for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A, supports schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research.

Our Title I Programs

DeSoto ISD operates School-Wide Title I Programs.

 Our Title I Campuses



Amber Terrace Elementary


Frank D. Moates Elementary

Wesley Pittman

Northside Elementary

Dr. Lori Mathis

The Meadows Elementary

Shana Hawthorne

Woodridge Elementary

Deidre Hannible

East Middle School

Brandon Ward

McCowan Middle School

 Emory Price

West Middle School

James McBride


Title I Parent Involvement

All Title I campuses have active Parent Groups, PTA, and Parent Involvement Centers. All parents are encouraged to be involved and take advantage of learning opportunities offered through campus-based parent centers. Stop by your campus today to check out the latest resources for personal and child development.


The Ten Required Components of a Title I School-Wide Program Plan

NCLB Section 1114 (b) (1) requires a Title I school-wide program plan to contain each of the following ten components as well as related measurable goals and strategies for implementation:

  1. A comprehensive needs assessment concerning the academic achievement of students’ Academic Content Standards must occur.
  2. School-Wide reform strategies that:

            a.    Provide opportunities for all children to meet the state's proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement.

    1. Use effective methods and instructional strategies based on scientific research that:
      • Strengthen the core academic program in the school.
      • Increase the amount and quality of learning time, before-and after-school and summer programs opportunities, and a rich and accelerated curriculum.
      • Include strategies for meeting the educational needs of historically underserved populations.
    1. Address the needs of all children in the school, especially those of low achieving children and those at risk of not meeting the state academic content standards who are members of a population targeted by the school-wide program. The services of such a program might include:
      • Counseling, pupil services, and mentoring services.
      • College and career awareness and preparation, such as college and career guidance, personal finance education, and innovative teaching methods, which may include applied learning and team-teaching strategies.
      • The integration of vocational and technical education programs.
    1. Address how the school will determine if such needs have been met.
    1. Are consistent with the state plan and any local improvement plans.
  1. Instruction by highly-qualified teachers.
  2. High-quality and on-going professional development for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals and, if appropriate, pupil services personnel, parents, and other staff to enable all children in the school to meet the state academic content standards.
  3. Strategies to attract highly-qualified teachers to high-need schools.
  4. Strategies to increase parental involvement through means such as family literacy services.
  5. Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs, such as Head Start, Even Start, Early Reading First, or a public school preschool program to local elementary school programs.
  6. Measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments to provide information on, and to improve, the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program.
  7. Effective, timely assistance of interventions for students who experience difficulty in attaining the proficient or advanced level of the academic content standards. Students' difficulties must be identified in a timely way and in such a way as to provide information on which to base effective assistance of interventions.
  8. Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local resources, services and programs, including programs supported under NCLB, violence prevention programs, nutrition programs, housing programs, Head Start, adult education, vocational and technical education, and job training.