All five elementary schools in the Asheboro City Schools district are classified as Title I schools. Title I is a federally funded program that provides additional resources and funds to high-poverty schools across the country. The program began in the 1960s and was reauthorized in 2001 under the No Child Left Behind Act.
The primary goals of the Title I program are to:
- Provide additional educational opportunities for eligible students
- Provide additional funding to schools and districts serving a large population of low-income students
- Help educators understand the needs of special student populations through professional development
- Improve academic achievement of eligible students and reduce performance gaps
Title I also holds states, districts, and schools accountable for implementing measurable standards for student achievement.