Memphis East High School is a federally funded school-wide Title I school. Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I requires that schools create a positive and supportive learning environment that results in high levels of achievement for all students.
Title I is the largest federally funded educational program in the United States. This program, authorized by Congress, provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of students from low-income homes. Title I funds are available to all children in the school and are used to assist students in meeting school educational goals. Schools qualify based on demonstrating that the student body has a required percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Within the school, there are no Title I students. Title I funds are used to promote high academic/achievement for all children, a great focus on teaching and learning, and improved communication among schools, parents and community stakeholders. Memphis East High School has made a commitment to bettering the education of all our students by utilizing the provided funds of Title I.