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Title I

Title I at Sacaton Elementary School District #18

District Mission Statement

“Our mission is 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
  • Provide professional development
  • Promote parent involvement

A Title I school means we receive 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. These components are in support of Excellence in Student Learning which is outlined in the Sacaton Elementary School District's Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024.


How will parents receive updates on progress?

DIBELS (K-4th Grade)

Progress Reports, Standard-Based Report Cards

AIMS Web Math (Kindergarten)

Standards-Based Report Cards

Galileo ELA & Math (1st –8th Grade)

Testing Reports, Parent Conferences

AzMERIT State Assessment (3rd-8th)

State Parent Reports 

Classroom Assessments

 Progress Reports, Standards-Based Report Cards

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. 


TITLE I - ANNUAL PARENT INFO: School Year 2021-2022 (virtual presentation)

We welcome you to reach out for more information!

Click HERE for Arizona Department of Education Title I Website


District Contact

Ms. Marie Semodio
Federal Programs Coordinator 
[email protected]
(520) 562-8600 ext. 2039 

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