What is Title 1?

Title I is the federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. Title I is one of the oldest and largest federal programs supporting elementary and secondary education in existence, and over 90% of the school systems in the United States receive some sort of Title I funding.


Rabun County Elementary and Rabun County Primary are both a Title I School.

  • This means we receive federal funds to provide extra help for all students.

Qualifications for a Title I School

  • The amount of money we get depends on the number of students who receive free or reduced lunch.

Advantages of being a Title I School

  • The money goes to help all students in our school.
  • It is used for teachers, books, supplies and materials.
  • It provides opportunities for parents to receive training to help their child in school.

Ways You Can Help

  • Fill out a free lunch application is you think your family might qualify.
  • Apply now or during the school year if your family finances change.
  • Attend parent information sessions.
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom regularly.

As a Title I Schools, we rely on the partnership between school and home to ensure that our students succeed. We hope you will feel welcome to be a part of your child’s school experience and a part of the success of Rabun County Students.