Title I - Title I Schools

Title I Schools (Region)

Allen Elementary School (West)
Arnold Middle School (West)
Baker Middle School (Central)
Brewer Elementary School (Central)
Carver STEM High School (Central)
Davis Elementary School (West)
Dawson Elementary School (East)
Dimon Elementary Magnet Academy (East)
Dorothy Height Elementary School (Central)
Double Churches Middle School (West)
Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy (West)
Early College Academy (West)
East Columbus Magnet Academy (East)
Eddy Middle School (Central)
Forrest Road Elementary School (East)
Fort Middle School (East)
Fox Elementary School (West)
Gentian Elementary School (Central)
Georgetown Elementary School (East)
Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy (West)
Hardaway High School (Central) - Targeted Assistance
Johnson Elementary School (West)
Jordan Vocational High School (West)
Kendrick High School (East)
Key Elementary School (Central)
Lonnie Jackson Academy (East)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School (Central)
Midland Middle School (East)
Reese Road Leadership Academy (East)
Richards Middle School (Central)
Rigdon Road Elementary School (Central)
River Road Elementary School (West)
Rothschild Leadership Academy (East)
South Columbus Elementary School (Central)
Spencer High School (East)
St. Marys Road Magnet Academy (East)
Waddell Elementary School (East)
Wesley Heights Elementary School (East)
Wynnton Arts Academy (West)

Priority Schools

Jordan Vocational High School
Spencer High School

Focus Schools

Baker Middle School
Davis Elementary School
Georgetown Elementary School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
Rigdon Road Elementary School

School Improvement Grant (SIG) Schools

Fox Elementary School
Jordan Vocational High School
Spencer High School

Opportunity Schools

Baker Middle School
Davis Elementary School
Dawson Elementary School
Forrest Road Elementary School
Fox Elementary School
Lonnie Jackson Academy
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
South Columbus Elementary School

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Schools

38 of our Title I schools have been identified as CEP schools. This means that all students in these schools receive free breakfast and lunch for the entire school year. The only Title I school which has not been identified as CEP is Midland Middle School.
For a list of all CEP schools click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Priority School?

A Priority School is:

  • A school among the lowest 5% of Title I schools in the state based on the achievement of their students in terms of proficiency on the statewide assessments who has demonstrated a lack of progress on those assessments over a number of years
  • A Title I-participating or Title I-eligible high school with a graduation rate less than 60% over a number of years
  • A Tier I or Tier II school under the School Improvement 1003(g) grants (SIG) program that is using SIG funds to implement a school intervention model

What is a Focus School?

A Focus School is:

  • A Title I school that has the largest within-school gaps between the highest-achieving subgroup(s) and the lowest-achieving subgroup(s) or, at the high school level, has the largest within-school gaps in graduation rates
  • A Title I high school with a graduation rate less than 60% over a number of years that is not identified as a Priority School

What are the required interventions for Priority and Focus Schools?

The following steps are required interventions for all Priority and Focus Schools:

  • All Priority and Focus Schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program (FLP)
  • All Priority and Focus Schools must develop a corrective action plan that outlines how the school will implement the FLP
  • All Priority Schools and Focus Schools are required to send notices to parents describing the school’s status, sharing data and information used to support programming decisions and explaining how parents may become involved in improving the school
  • All Priority Schools will be required to set-aside 3% - 5% of their school’s Title I allocation for professional development

What is a SIG school?

The 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) is a competitive multi-year grant that provides funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), or school districts, to improve student achievement in selected Priority schools through the implementation of a whole-school reform model that is in alignment with the US ED SIG Guidance and Assurances
*Note – Fox Elementary School is non-Priority as of the 2014-15 school year

What is an Opportunity School?

Opportunity Schools are persistently failing schools defined as those scoring below 60 on the Georgia Department of Education’s accountability measure, the College and Career Performance Index (CCRPI), for 3 consecutive years.

What are CEP schools?

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a universal meal program, permits eligible schools to provide meal service to all students at no charge, regardless of economic status

Contact Information

Wanda Cline Support Specialist - Title I & School Improvement

706-748-2103

Angela Pugh Support Specialist - East Region

706-748-2107

Christine Pough Support Specialist - Central Region

706-748-2102

Belkys Gammon Title I Support Specialist West Region

706-748-2154