Garfield Elementary School is one of several Livonia schools that receive funds from the United States Government under Title I, Part A. Each school district selects specific schools on the basis of the percentage of students with economic disadvantages. In ours and most school districts, selection is based upon the percentage of free and reduced lunch during October of the previous school year. To help overcome any academic disadvantage, funds are allocated to support any and all students at Garfield who are struggling in the core academic areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Students are identified for support based on district, state, and classroom assessments, as well as teacher observation. Garfield was accredited as a Schoolwide Title I program during the 2009-2010 school year. (Click here for the chart that compares Title I Targeted Assistance Schools with those that are Schoolwide.)
School improvement is at the heart of what we do. Schoolwide Title I status allows us to provide school-wide reform efforts for all students who attend Garfield Elementary School.
Parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher(s) and any paraprofessionals working with their children. All instructional staff at Garfield meet the highly qualified criteria under the No Child Left Behind law.
If you have further questions regarding the Title 1 program at Garfield Elementary School, please contact Garfield Elementary School at 734-744-2715 or Phil Francis at 734-744-2500.
Additional information regarding the specific support programs offered at Garfield can be found by clicking here.
What is Title I?
Title I informational brochure
Title I information slideshow
Garfield Parent Involvement Policy/Plan 2015-16
Garfield Compact 2015-2016
Title I Targeted vs. Schoolwide comparison chart