Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools

Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year

SALT LAKE CITY –The Utah State Office of Education has identified Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year. These determinations were made in accordance with the accountability provisions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The Title I accountability system for Utah utilizes results from the State Federal Accountability Reporting System (SFAR) to identify both low-performing and high-performing Title I schools. The two-year averages for the 2014 and 2015 SAGE results were used to make these determinations. For the 2015-2016 School year, 326 schools in Utah receive Title I funds.

Priority Schools

Under the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, USOE is to identify the lowest-performing 5% of Title I schools as Title I Priority Schools.  These schools are required to implement turn-around strategies to improve student achievement. USOE is to identify 16 Title I schools as Priority Schools. Title I schools named as Utah’s Title I Priority Schools are listed below. Title I Priority Schools are eligible for both competitive School Improvement Grants (SIG) and non-competitive Title I School Improvement Grants.

District School
Canyons District Midvale Elementary
Charter School Dual Immersion Academy
Charter School East Hollywood High
Charter School Entheos Academy – Magna
Charter School Mana Academy Charter School
Charter School Paradigm High School
Charter School Pinnacle Canyon Academy
Davis District Vae View Elementary
Granite District Granger Elementary
Granite District South Kearns Elementary
Granite District West Lake Jr High
Granite District Woodrow Wilson Elementary
San Juan District Monument Valley High
San Juan District Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary
San Juan District Whitehorse High School
Tooele District Wendover High School

Focus Schools

Under the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, USOE is to identify the next lowest-performing 10% of Title I schools as Title I Focus Schools. In addition, the ESEA Flexibility Waiver requires states to identify as Focus Schools any Title I high school with a 2-year average graduation rate less than 60%. Focus schools are required to implement Utah’s Title I School Improvement process to improve student achievement.  Title I Focus Schools are eligible for both competitive School Improvement Grants (SIG) and non-competitive Title I School Improvement Grants. Utah at a minimum was to identify a total of 32 Title I Focus Schools, but will be serving 36 Title I Focus Schools; they are:

District/Charter School Reason for Identification
Beaver District Milford Elementary Low Performing
Canyons District Copperview Elementary Low Performing
Charter School American Preparatory Academy – Salem Low Performing
Charter School Aristotle Academy Low Performing
Charter School CS Lewis Academy Low Performing
Charter School Gateway Preparatory Academy Low Performing
Charter School Guadalupe School Low Performing
Charter School Merit College Preparatory Academy Graduation rate below 60%
Charter School Pacific Heritage Academy Low Performing
Charter School Rockwell Charter High School Low Performing
Charter School Utah Connections Academy Graduation rate below 60%
Charter School Utah Virtual Academy Graduation rate below 60%
Charter School Valley Academy Low Performing
Davis District Crestview Elementary Low Performing
Duchesne District Duchesne Elementary Low Performing
Duchesne District Myton Elementary + Low Performing
Granite District Granite Park Junior High Low Performing
Granite District Hillsdale Elementary Low Performing
Granite District James E Moss Elementary Low Performing
Granite District Oquirrh Hills Elementary Low Performing
Granite District Pioneer Elementary Low Performing
Granite District Redwood Elementary Low Performing
Granite District Roosevelt Elementary Low Performing
Granite District Stansbury Elementary Low Performing
Iron District Cedar North Elementary Low Performing
Kane District Big Water Elementary Low Performing
Ogden District Bonneville Elementary Low Performing
Ogden District Dee Elementary Low Performing
Ogden District Hillcrest Elementary Low Performing
Ogden District Mound Fort Junior High Low Performing
Piute District Piute High School Low Performing
Salt Lake District Bryant Middle School + Low Performing
Salt Lake District Riley Elementary Low Performing
San Juan District Bluff Elementary Low Performing
Uintah District Eagle View Elementary Low Performing
Weber District Lakeview Elementary + Low Performing

+    These schools have made significant progress and are no longer in the lowest 15% of Title I school performance. However, the school did not reach the required threshold of achieving higher than the lowest performing 25% of Title I schools in order to exit Focus School Status.

*     Graduation rate was based on 2014 and 2015 graduation data.

Reward Schools

Under the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, Utah is to identify its Title I Reward Schools.  The USOE reviewed the State Federal Accountability Reporting System (SFAR) scores to identify those Title I schools that achieved the highest levels of student proficiency and those that achieved high levels of student growth.   The USOE is pleased to recognize the following 48 Title I schools for their outstanding performance:

District/Charter School
Alpine District Central Elementary
Alpine District Greenwood Elementary
Box Elder District North Park Elementary
Cache District Birch Creek Elementary
Cache District Canyon Elementary
Cache District Heritage Elementary
Cache District Millville Elementary
Carbon District Bruin Point Elementary
Charter School Beehive Science & Technology Academy (BSTA)
Charter School Canyon Rim Academy
Charter School Edith Bowen Laboratory Elementary
Charter School Hawthorn Academy West Jordan
Charter School Itineris Early College High
Charter School North Star Academy
Charter School Salt Lake Arts Academy
Charter School Success SUU
Charter School Syracuse Arts Academy
Charter School Wasatch Peak Academy
Davis District Antelope Elementary
Davis District Layton Elementary
Iron District Escalante Valley Elementary
Iron District Parowan Elementary
Juab District Mona Elementary
Logan District Ellis Elementary
Logan District Woodruff Elementary
Murray District McMillan Elementary
North Sanpete District Fairview Elementary
North Sanpete District Spring City Elementary
Ogden District Horace Mann Elementary
Park City District Parley’s Peak Elementary
Provo District Provo Peaks Elementary
Provo District Spring Creek Elementary
Provo District Sunset View Elementary
Provo District Timpanogos Elementary
San Juan District Monticello Elementary
San Juan District Monticello High School
South Summit District South Summit Elementary
Uintah District Ashley Elementary
Wasatch District J.R. Smith Elementary
Washington District Hurricane Elementary
Wayne District Loa Elementary
  • Nibley Elementary                                                                             Cache School District
  • Park Elementary                                                                                 Cache School District
  • Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science                                  Charter school
  • Intech Collegiate High School                                                           Charter school
  • Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science        Charter school
  • Escalante Elementary                                                                        Garfield School District
  • Provost Elementary                                                                           Provo School District

 

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2 comments to Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools

  • Becky Wadsworth

    There was an error made and two Cache County schools were left off the Reward School list. Those two schools are Nibley Elementary and Park Elementary. I would appreciate these schools being added to that list.
    Thank you,
    Becky Wadsworth
    Cache County School District
    Title I Director