Douglass High School receives federal funding through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and operates a school-wide Title I program. Title I is the most extensive federal assistance program for schools in the US, with the goal of providing a high-quality education for every child. It provides additional funds for school districts to help schools with numerous low-income students to meet their educational objectives.

    Under new federal measures for accountability, each school is responsible for a portion of the district's Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO). In the 2023-2024 school year, Douglass High School will be identified as a priority under ESSA and the US Department of Education based on accountability criteria. The school-wide programs under Title I are the primary model for school reform, designed to achieve high levels of academic performance in core academic areas for all students, particularly those who are not proficient in meeting the educational standards set by the Tennessee Department of Education.

    Douglass High School is committed to meeting or exceeding state achievement and growth goals in key academic areas such as Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Unified Geometry), English Language Arts (English I, English II), Science (Biology), and graduation rate. In addition, the school aims to improve attendance, discipline, and early post-secondary opportunities (College and Career Technical Education, Dual Enrollment, Statewide Dual Credit, ASVAB) and ACT performance to provide a comprehensive education for its students.

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    • If you have questions, comments, and/or suggestions about any of our Title I Schoolwide Programs at Douglass High School, please contact Markeus Patterson, PLC Coach.

      Emailpattersonm5@scsk12.org    Office Number: 901-416-6137.