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2010 Spotlight

High-Poverty Public Schools

Title I Schools

Title I schools are eligible to receive supplemental federal funds to assist in meeting the educational needs of at-risk students. Thus, it would be expected that a greater percentage of high-poverty public schools are eligible to participate in the federal Title I program for disadvantaged students than are lower-poverty public schools (see table A-24-2). This was the case for both elementary and secondary schools in 2007–08: about 97 percent of high-poverty elementary schools were identified as Title I schools, compared with 38 percent of low-poverty elementary schools, and 78 percent of high-poverty secondary schools were Title I schools, compared with 26 percent of low-poverty secondary schools.

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