Named as “Title I Distinguished schools”, Bellevue Elementary and Broad Rock Elementary are the 2 Richmond Public Schools among the 46 statewide honored today by the the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. The awards are based on student achievement on state assessments during the 2011-2012 and 2010-2011 school years.
Thirty-seven of Richmond’s 48 schools are listed as Title I schools. Title I is the largest federally funded program developed to provide additional educational services to help disadvantaged students meet state academic standards. Title I schools implement schoolwide or targeted assistance programs to ensure academic success for eligible students. Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, primarily to supplement instruction in reading and mathematics.