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Title I, Part A - School Improvement Grant (1003a)

          Katrina Thompson
                                               Executive Director of Federal Programs
                                    katrina.thompson@clayton.k12.ga.us
                                      Phone: 770-473-2700 ext.700290

Title I, Part A, Section 1003(a) School Improvement Grants provide financial resources to school districts on behalf of Title I schools identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools. This grant is awarded to support the implementation of school improvement plans required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Georgia's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) approved by the United States Department of Education.

  • Funds support goals/priorities identified in the schools' improvement plans. 
  • Funds must be expended in alignment with the reporting, monitoring, and level of evidence as defined by ESSA.
  • To improve student outcomes, interventions supported with Section 1003 School Improvement funds must be based on strong, moderate, or promising evidence.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)

  • CSI Lowest 5%: the lowest-performing 5% of Title I schools in the state when ranked based on their three-year CCRPI average
  • CSI Graduation Rate: high schools (Title I or non-Title I) with a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate less than or equal to 67%
  • CSI Schools: Lee Street ES, Northcutt ES, West Clayton ES, Jonesboro MS, and Perry Career Academy

Promise Schools

  • Promise Schools: the 5.01% to 10% lowest-performing Title I schools in the state when ranked based on their three-year CCRPI average
  • CSI Promise Schools: Adamson MS, Callaway ES, Church Street ES, Edmonds ES, Forest Park MS, Fountain ES, Harper ES, Huie ES, Lee Street ES, Mt. Zion ES, Mt. Zion Primary, Pointe South ES, Pointe South MS, North Clayton HS, and Suder ES

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) Schools

  • TSI Consistently Underperforming Subgroup: all schools that have at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of CCRPI components
  • TSI Schools: Jackson ES and Kilpatrick ES

Additional Targeted Support (ATSI) Schools

  • ATSI: Among all schools identified as Consistently Underperforming Subgroups have at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in all CCRPI components