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  Title I at Sacaton Elementary School District #18


District Mission Statement

“To engage students to take ownership of their learning, embrace their culture, and contribute to the world around them.”


Goals of Title I

  • Increase academic achievement
  • Provide direct instructional support to supports
  • Provide professional development
  • Promote parent involvement

Being a Title I school means receiving funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for:

  • Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these students meet the State’s challenging content standards.
  • Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/materials/supplies
  • Conducting Parental Involvement Meetings/Trainings/Activities
  • Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers

Requirements of a Title I School

  • At least 40% low income student population
  • Conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (Strengths and Priority Areas to Improve
  • Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies to address those prioritized needs
  • Implement a comprehensive reform model
  • Create a comprehensive plan focusing on successful academic achievement for ALL students
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of the effectiveness of the Schoolwide Program

Parental Support

Parents, WE NEED YOU! Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have:

  • Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
  • Better school attendance
  • Increased motivation, better self-esteem
  • Lower rates of suspension

We invite you to ask your child’s teacher what you can do to help support your child’s education! You may also visit with the school principal to receive more information on how you can contribute to the success of all Sacaton Braves!


Parental Involvement Opportunities

  • Ask for meetings and trainings
  • Review the results of the annual parent involvement effectiveness survey
  • Make suggestions for Title I funding
  • Review the school’s achievement data
  • Be a member of interview committees
  • Attend parent involvement events throughout the   school year

The curriculum is aligned to the Arizona Standards. Title I Research-Based Assessment Systems is data-based decision making, high quality professional development, and the implementation of research- based instructional strategies to ensure the academic achievement of all children. Title I also requires that instruction be provided by highly qualified staff and that strategies are included to increase parental involvement.


How will parents receive updates on progress?

DIBELS (K-4thGrade)

Progress Reports

AIMS Web Math (Kindergarten)

Standards-Based Report Cards

i-Ready Math (3-6th Grade)

Parent Conferences

Galileo ELA & Math (1st –8th Grade)

Testing Reports

Reading Inventory (5-8th Grade)


AzMERIT State Assessment (3rd-8th)


Classroom Assessments


District Goals Leading to School Improvement

1. Domain: Results

Performance Data

Goal: Support Data collection, optimize instructional delivery, and enhance student engagement with programs and service that develop and nurture every student.

2. Domain: Leadership

Vision for Learning and Achievement

Goal: Participate in a strategic planning process designed to capture the voice of stakeholders to inform a meaningful and relevant strategic plan (2018-2023).

3. Domain: Systems Alignment and Integration

Safe, Orderly, and Engaging Learning Environment

Goal: Ensure the safety and security of all buildings; provide intellectually inspiring learning spaces focusing on the social and emotional growth of students.

4. Domain: Processes

Appreciative Inquiry Culture

Goal: Document, deploy, and monitor processes with fidelity demonstrating collaborative problem-solving techniques.

5. Domain: Capacity Building

Human Development

Goal: Provide opportunities to engage all employee groups in programs and initiatives. 


Parents Right to Know

Parents/Guardians in the Sacaton Elementary School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a school wide Title I program. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Office of the Superintendent by calling 520-562-8600 or by sending a letter of request to the Office of the Superintendent, PO Box 98, Sacaton Arizona 85147. The Sacaton Elementary School District ensures that parents will be notified in writing if their child has been assigned, or has been taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not considered highly qualified. 


We Welcome you to reach out for more information!

District Contact

Director of Federal Programs & Organizational Improvement

Freddy Poitra #520-562-8600 ext. 2039

Arizona Department of Education Title I Link

Sacaton Elementary School District No. 18
92 S. Skill Center Road • Sacaton, AZ 85147
Phone: (520) 562-8600
Fax: (480) 763-4410
Elementary School
Phone: 520.562.8600 x 3001
Fax: 480.763.4430
Middle School
Phone: 520.562.8600 x 2001
Fax: 480.763.4420
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