What Defines a Title 1 School?

A Title 1 school is a school that receives federal funding from the Department of Education because a majority of the students are from low income backgrounds. It was originally put in place by the federal government to help close the educational gap between students in lower income neighborhoods and more affluent areas. A school is determined to be a Title 1 school is 40% or more of the students are enrolled in the Free or Reduced Lunch program.