Title I: Improving the Basic Programs and Supporting the Academic Achievement of Students

Federal, Bilingual and Native American Programs

Title I - Improving the Basic Programs and Supporting the Academic Achievement of Students

The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

Information About Title I

The Rio Rancho School District funds public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families (Title I Schools).  All Rio Rancho Public Schools operate as schoolwide programs, using Title I funds to upgrade their entire educational programs to improve achievement for all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students.

Under Title I, LEAs are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. In particular, section 1120 of Title I, Part A of the ESEA, requires a participating LEA to provide eligible children attending private elementary and secondary schools, their teachers, and their families with Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families.  Rio Rancho works in partnership with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School to offer private school participants support to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.

2016-17 Title I Schools in Rio Rancho

Colinas del Norte, Cielo Azul Elementary, Ernest Stapleton Elementary, Maggie Cordova Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Puesta del Sol Elementary, Rio Rancho Elementary

Eagle Ridge Middle School, Rio Rancho Middle School

Independence High School

Supplemental Education Services

Due to the New Mexico NCLB Flexibility Waiver, the mileage reimbursement and SES tutoring programs will not continue for the 2012-2013 school year. Click here for detailed information of the waiver.

Summer School

More information coming soon regarding Summer School 2017!!!


Scholarship Application for Non-Title I school.

Q&A – Summer School

Parent Involvement

Title I Parent Involvement Policy – RRPS Policy 321

Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I. Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning are:
  • encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school
  • full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
Why is parental involvement important?
A synthesis of the research concluded that “the evidence is consistent, positive, and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” [1]

What does the research show?
Studies have found that students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to—
· Earn high grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs;
· Pass their classes, earn credits, and be promoted;
· Attend school regularly; and
· Graduate and go on to postsecondary education. [1]
[1] Henderson, Anne. T. and Mapp, Karen L., A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement, 2002, p.7

Click here to view the Parent Information Resource Center for programs and services.

How to file a complaint regarding Title I programs in Rio Rancho Public Schools