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Title One Info

Catawba County Schools is committed to making education better for all students by taking advantage of federal needs-based programs. These programs are granted to eligible schools  by the federal government based on poverty percentage guidelines.  Funds are used to provide equitable educational services to disadvantaged students in schools that qualify. These services include additional instructional personnel, educational programs, professional development, and materials & supplies. 

Title I 

  • Based on “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) law
  • Is the largest federal aid program in our nation’s schools
  • Requires that every child receive a high-quality education
  • Provides extra help and support for the students
  • Requires schools to use research-based strategies
  • Requires teachers to be well trained and effective
  • Engages parents in their children’s education

What does it mean to be a Title I School?

Schools with at least 35% of students receiving free or reduced meals are eligible for Title I funds. In Catawba County Schools, we have chosen to focus Title I funding on elementary school literacy and math. We have done so because we believe early intervention is key to future success. Being a Title I school brings many additional opportunities to the school family & community. It brings extra funding that can be used to support instruction through smaller class sizes, more teacher assistants, tutors and academic facilitators, as well as additional funding for materials, technology, and professional development.

Balls Creek Elementary Clyde Campbell Elementary Snow Creek Elementary
Banoak Elementary Lyle Creek Elementary St. Stephens Elementary
Blackburn Elementary Maiden Elementary

Startown Elementary

Catawba Elementary Mountain View Elementary Tuttle Elementary
Claremont Elementary Oxford Elementary Webb A. Murray Elementary

Parent Engagement Policy

Parent and Family Engagement is essential to our students’ success. Parents are their children’s first teachers, and their continued engagement in the educational process is critical to fostering and improving educational achievement. In addition to being involved in your child’s school, parents are also invited to participate at the district level by attending Title I Parent Advisory Council meetings and providing feedback regarding services and funding. 

CCS Title I Parents’ Right to Know Booklet (English)

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Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Please visit our School Nutrition Website.

Other Federal Programs

Our district is fortunate to receive other federal funding to support quality instruction. These include Title II, III, and IV funds.

  • Title II - Dedicated to the preparation, training, and recruitment of highly qualified teachers and principals
  • Title III - Dedicated to ensuring English learners attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards
  • Title IV - Dedicated to supporting well-rounded opportunities, safe and healthy students, and effective use of technology