Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery Central Elementary is one of 63 U.S. schools to have been named a 2017 National Title I Distinguished School. Schools are selected either for exceptional student performance overall, for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups, or for excellence in serving special populations of students. Montgomery Central was selected for excellence in serving special populations of students.
A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students.
The program celebrates the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements and has been in place since 1996.
According to the National Title I Association, Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students.
The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students.
The 2017 Distinguished Schools will be honored February 9th, 2018 at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
For a list of all Distinguished Schools, visit http://www.titlei.org/c/titlei/files/T18conference/DS/2017NationalTitleIDistinguishedSchoolsList.pdf.