Title 1 Schools

Title I, which was first enacted in 1965, is the federal government’s primary aid program for disadvantaged students. At PVSchools, we value the active participation of parents and all family members. We believe that every child can succeed academically and we are committed to working with students and parents to ensure success. We encourage you to partner with us. The following information and documents are provided to keep parents informed.

District Title I Schools

School Phone Number
Cactus View Elementary (602) 440-2500
Campo Bello Elementary (602) 449-5200
Desert Cove Elementary (602) 449-3400
Eagle Ridge Elementary (602) 449-5700
Echo Mountain Primary (602) 449-5500
Echo Mountain Intermediate   (602) 449-5600
Greenway Middle School (602) 449-2400
Hidden Hills Elementary (602) 449-3100
Indian Bend Elementary (602) 449-3200
Larkspur Elementary (602) 449-3300
North Canyon High School (602) 449-5000
Palomino Intermediate (602) 449-2900
Palomino Primary School (602) 449-2800
Sunset Canyon Elementary (602) 449-5100
Vista Verde Middle School (602) 449-5300
Whispering Wind Academy (602) 449-7300

Teacher Qualifications for Title I Schools

Under federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provisions, all school districts are required to notify parents of children who attend a Title I school that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers. Specifically, upon request, districts must provide the following information:

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is teaching;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree;
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Definition of Parent Involvement

We value parent involvement in student education and in our schools and programs. We encourage all parents to join us in helping all students achieve. Please contact our Title I Programs staff members for more information.

What is parental involvement under No Child Left Behind?

Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I. However, for the first time in the history of the ESEA, it has a specific statutory definition. The statute defines parental involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that:

  • Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  • Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
  • Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
  • Other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (Parental Involvement). [Section 9101(32), ESEA.]

Title I Contacts

There are contacts to reach out to at the district, state, and national level. Please open up the following tab to see important contact information:

District, State, and Federal Contacts

Title Programs Coordinator

Tammy Hall
(602) 449-2021

Title Programs Technician

Tee Lambert
(602) 449-2020

Homeless Liaison

Kathy Nell
(602) 449-2431 – office
(602) 525-0233 – mobile

Arizona Department of Education

Visit the Arizona Department of Education Website
(602) 542-5393

Arizona Department of Education
Homeless Education Coordinator

Silvia Chavez
(602) 542-4963

U.S. Department of Education - Every Student Succeeds Act

Visit the U.S. Department of Education Website

Title I Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Title I by clicking on any or all of the following frequently asked questions:

What is Title I?

It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year.

Who does Title I serve?

Title I serves children in eligible schools, ages 5-17, that are identified most in need of educational help to meet the state standards.

How does Title I work?

The federal government provides funding to the states each year for Title I. The State Educational Agencies (SEA) send the money to school districts based on the number of low-income families. The local school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I resources.

What do Title I programs offer?

The programs vary between schools, and may include smaller class sizes, additional teachers and assistants, additional training for staff, extra time for instruction and a variety of teaching methods and materials.