Title 1 Focus Schools in the Aberdeen School District

  • There are three schools that will continue to be identified as a Title 1 Focus School for the 2017-18 school year: McDermoth Elementary, Miller Jr. High, and Harbor High School.

    What does it mean to be a Focus School?

    Title 1 Focus Schools are those with very low subgroup performance or those with the most significant achievement gaps between subgroups.  Examining student performance to subgroups (economically disadvantaged students, racial/ethnic groups, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities) is a key way to determine whether all students are achieving at high levels. 

    Being identified as a Focus School does not mean that the school is performing poorly school-wide. What it does mean is that the school must focus on, or devote time and effort to, supporting subgroups of students. The subgroups of students may not be performing as well as other students in the school or in the state. Focus Schools may also have high rates of students who graduate and who do well on state math and reading tests. For an overview of the methodology used to identify Focus Schools, see the Focus School Calculations. The goal is for Title I Focus Schools to establish building-wide systems of support that help all students achieve.