National Title I Distinguished Schools
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The National Title I Distinguished School Program

The National Title I Association has been selecting examples of superior Title I school programs for national recognition through the National Title I Distinguished Schools program since 1996.

Selected schools must qualify for one of the following categories:

Category 1:

Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years

Category 2:

Closing the achievement gap between student groups

Based on a combination of academic achievement of their students and the creative and innovative programs that contribute to their success, sixty-seven schools were selected by their individual states as National Title I Distinguished Schools last year. They joined hundreds of other distinguished schools making a difference for our nation’s Title I children.

These schools demonstrate a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between the school, parents and the community.  What makes National Title I Distinguished Schools’ stories especially powerful are the documented student achievement gains that have resulted from their innovations. 

Use the interactive map above to learn more about what makes this year’s honored schools successful and how you might be able to replicate their success at your school. Schools are added as their information and photographs are obtained.