Title I Schools

What is Title I, Part A?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) supports reforms and innovations to improve educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students. In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which again reauthorized ESEA.

ESSA includes provisions that broaden the definitions of educational excellence, while maintaining critical civil rights for all students. In addition, ESSA includes provisions designed to focus on providing students the diverse, integrated curriculum and learning experiences necessary for a well-rounded education. Title I, Part A of ESSA is designed to provide all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Forty-seven Lee County schools (including one charters) are identified as Title I schools. These schools have the highest concentrations of poverty based on the direct certification percentage of economically disadvantaged students enrolled at the school. Title I funds are used to improve the teaching and learning in these schools and to help students meet challenging state academic standards.

Which schools are identified as Title I in the 2023-24 School Year?

  1. Allen Park Elementary
  2. Amanecer Elementary
  3. Bonita Springs Elementary
  4. Buckingham Exceptional Student Center
  5. Caloosa Elementary
  6. Caloosa Middle
  7. Colonial Elementary
  8. Diplomat Elementary
  9. Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary
  10. Dunbar High
  11. East Lee County High
  12. Edgewood Elementary
  13. Fort Myers Middle Academy
  14. Franklin Park Elementary
  15. G. Weaver Hipps Elementary
  16. Hancock Creek Elementary
  17. Harlem Heights Community Charter School
  18. Harns Marsh Elementary
  19. Harns Marsh Middle
  20. Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary
  21. Island Coast High
  22. J. Colin English Elementary
  23. James Stephens Elementary
  24. Lehigh Elementary
  25. Lehigh Acres Middle
  26. Lehigh Senior High
  27. Manatee Elementary
  28. Mirror Lakes Elementary
  29. Oak Hammock Middle
  30. Orange River Elementary
  31. Orangewood Elementary
  32. Patriot Elementary
  33. Ray V. Pottorf Elementary
  34. River Hall Elementary
  35. Royal Palm Exceptional Center
  36. San Carlos Park Elementary
  37. South Fort Myers High
  38. Spring Creek Elementary
  39. Success Academy
  40. Sunshine Elementary
  41. Tice Elementary
  42. Tortuga Preserve Elementary
  43. Tropic Isles Elementary
  44. Varsity Lakes Middle
  45. Veteran's Park Academy for the Arts
  46. Villas Elementary
  47. Young Parent Education Program

How Can Parents Be Involved?

Parents are very important in their child's education.  We invite and encourage parents to become involved in their child's school. There are many ways to be involved such as joining the School Advisory Council, participating in the School Improvement Plan process, reviewing the school's Parent Involvement Policy and Home-School Compact, planning parent involvement activities and workshops, becoming a member of the school's parent/teacher organization, or volunteering at school.  See more information about the School District of Lee County's Parent(s)/Guardian(s)and Family Engagement