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Title I

Title I

In addition to core classroom instruction, Gilbert Public Schools’ Title I Programs specialize in providing high-quality intervention and support to students. GPS uses multiple, educationally related, objective criteria to determine student eligibility. Title I Teams use evidence-based activities, strategies, and/or interventions to provide the appropriate support to GPS students who are academically at risk of meeting state academic standards.

Title I funds currently provide additional reading, math and social/emotional support to those students with the greatest need in 9 of our Gilbert schools.

Title I is a federally funded program included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which supplements regular classroom instruction by providing support for students who are at risk of not meeting state academic standards.  The purpose of Title I Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, is to provide a fair, equitable, and high-quality education to all children.

Schools meet criteria based on total student enrollment and the number of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. Schools between 35%-40% F & R are eligible to participate in a Targeted Assistance Title I Program. Schools above 40% F & R qualify for a Schoolwide Title I Program. 

GPS Title I Schools

Title I Resources

Free & Reduced Lunch Program & Why It's Important

Complete the short meal application today to support school funding and ensure qualifying students receive benefits including:

  • P-EBT Benefits 
  • School Funding: Maintains funding for student programs and services.
  • Academic Tests: Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT, and/or ACTs.
  • Athletics: Free or discounted fees to participate in most sports.
  • College Application Fees: Discounted rates on fees associated with applying for college.
  • Internet Access: Eligible for discounted rates on internet services.
  • School Meals: Free or reduced prices on delicious & nutritious meals.
  • Summer School, and more!

 Fill out the online free and reduced meal application today and get started!

Title I Family Engagement