Craigmont High School receives federal funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and operates a school-wide Title I program. Title I is the nation’s most extensive federal assistance program for schools. The goal of Title I is to help every child get a high-quality education. The program provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with large concentrations of low-income students to help meet their educational goals. Under new federal measures for accountability, each school is responsible for a portion of the district’s AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) and AMO (Annual Measurable Objectives).
Craigmont High School is identified as a priority as required by ESSA and the U.S. Department of Education during the 2022-2023 school year based on ESSA accountability criteria. Title I school-wide programs are the dominant model for school reform. The model is designed to generate high levels of academic achievement in core academic areas for all students, especially those who are not proficient in meeting the educational content and achievement standards set by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Craigmont continues to strive toward meeting or exceeding state achievement and growth goals in mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Unified Geometry), English language arts (English I, English II), science (Biology), and social studies (U.S. History), as well as the graduation rate. As we strive to provide our students with a well-rounded education, we seek to improve factors for attendance, discipline, early post-secondary opportunities (College and Career Technical Education, Dual Enrollment, Statewide Dual Credit, ASVAB), and ACT performance.