Title I Priority, Focus, Reward Schools Named for 2015-16 School Year

The Utah State Office of Education has identified Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year. 

These determinations were made in accordance with the accountability provisions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The Title I accountability system for Utah utilizes results from the State Federal Accountability Reporting System (SFAR) to identify both low-performing and high-performing Title I schools. The two-year averages for the 2014 and 2015 SAGE results were used to make these determinations. For the 2015-2016 School year, 326 schools in Utah receive Title I funds.

Priority Schools

Under the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, USOE is to identify the lowest-performing 5% of Title I schools as Title I Priority Schools.  These schools are required to implement turn-around strategies to improve student achievement. USOE is to identify 16 Title I schools as Priority Schools. Title I schools named as Utah’s Title I Priority Schools are listed below. Title I Priority Schools are eligible for both competitive School Improvement Grants (SIG) and non-competitive Title I School Improvement Grants.

District

School

Canyons District

Midvale Elementary

Charter School

Dual Immersion Academy

Charter School

East Hollywood High

Charter School

Entheos Academy – Magna

Charter School

Mana Academy Charter School

Charter School

Paradigm High School

Charter School

Pinnacle Canyon Academy

Davis District

Vae View Elementary

Granite District

Granger Elementary

Granite District

South Kearns Elementary

Granite District

West Lake Jr High

Granite District

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

San Juan District

Monument Valley High

San Juan District

Tse'bii'nidzisgai Elementary

San Juan District

Whitehorse High School

Tooele District

Wendover High School

Focus Schools

Under the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, USOE is to identify the next lowest-performing 10% of Title I schools as Title I Focus Schools. In addition, the ESEA Flexibility Waiver requires states to identify as Focus Schools any Title I high school with a 2-year average graduation rate less than 60%. Focus schools are required to implement Utah’s Title I School Improvement process to improve student achievement.  Title I Focus Schools are eligible for both competitive School Improvement Grants (SIG) and non-competitive Title I School Improvement Grants. Utah at a minimum was to identify a total of 32 Title I Focus Schools, but will be serving 36 Title I Focus Schools; they are:

District/Charter

School

Reason for Identification

Beaver District

Milford Elementary

Low Performing

Canyons District

Copperview Elementary

Low Performing

Charter School

American Preparatory Academy – Salem

Low Performing

Charter School

Aristotle Academy

Low Performing

Charter School

CS Lewis Academy

Low Performing

Charter School

Gateway Preparatory Academy

Low Performing

Charter School

Guadalupe School

Low Performing

Charter School

Merit College Preparatory Academy

Graduation rate below 60%

Charter School

Pacific Heritage Academy

Low Performing

Charter School

Rockwell Charter High School

Low Performing

Charter School

Utah Connections Academy

Graduation rate below 60%

Charter School

Utah Virtual Academy

Graduation rate below 60%

Charter School

Valley Academy

Low Performing

Davis District

Crestview Elementary

Low Performing

Duchesne District

Duchesne Elementary

Low Performing

Duchesne District

Myton Elementary +

Low Performing

Granite District

Granite Park Junior High

Low Performing

Granite District

Hillsdale Elementary

Low Performing

Granite District

James E Moss Elementary

Low Performing

Granite District

Oquirrh Hills Elementary

Low Performing

Granite District

Pioneer Elementary

Low Performing

Granite District

Redwood Elementary

Low Performing

Granite District

Roosevelt Elementary

Low Performing

Granite District

Stansbury Elementary

Low Performing

Iron District

Cedar North Elementary

Low Performing

Kane District

Big Water Elementary

Low Performing

Ogden District

Bonneville Elementary

Low Performing

Ogden District

Dee Elementary

Low Performing

Ogden District

Hillcrest Elementary

Low Performing

Ogden District

Mound Fort Junior High

Low Performing

Piute District

Piute High School

Low Performing

Salt Lake District

Bryant Middle School +

Low Performing

Salt Lake District

Riley Elementary

Low Performing

San Juan District

Bluff Elementary

Low Performing

Uintah District

Eagle View Elementary

Low Performing

Weber District

Lakeview Elementary +

Low Performing

+    These schools have made significant progress and are no longer in the lowest 15% of Title I school performance. However, the school did not reach the required threshold of achieving higher than the lowest performing 25% of Title I schools in order to exit Focus School Status.

*     Graduation rate was based on 2014 and 2015 graduation data.

Reward Schools

Under the approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, Utah is to identify its Title I Reward Schools.  The USOE reviewed the State Federal Accountability Reporting System (SFAR) scores to identify those Title I schools that achieved the highest levels of student proficiency and those that achieved high levels of student growth.   The USOE is pleased to recognize the following 48 Title I schools for their outstanding performance: 

District/Charter

School

Alpine District

Central Elementary

Alpine District

Greenwood Elementary

Box Elder District

North Park Elementary

Cache District

Birch Creek Elementary

Cache District

Canyon Elementary

Cache District

Heritage Elementary

Cache District

Millville Elementary

Carbon District

Bruin Point Elementary

Charter School

Beehive Science & Technology Academy (BSTA)

Charter School

Canyon Rim Academy

Charter School

Edith Bowen Laboratory Elementary

Charter School

Hawthorn Academy West Jordan

Charter School

Itineris Early College High

Charter School

North Star Academy

Charter School

Salt Lake Arts Academy

Charter School

Success SUU

Charter School

Syracuse Arts Academy

Charter School

Wasatch Peak Academy

Davis District

Antelope Elementary

Davis District

Layton Elementary

Iron District

Escalante Valley Elementary

Iron District

Parowan Elementary

Juab District

Mona Elementary

Logan District

Ellis Elementary

Logan District

Woodruff Elementary

Murray District

McMillan Elementary

North Sanpete District

Fairview Elementary

North Sanpete District

Spring City Elementary

Ogden District

Horace Mann Elementary

Park City District

Parley's Park Elementary

Provo District

Provo Peaks Elementary

Provo District

Spring Creek Elementary

Provo District

Sunset View Elementary

Provo District

Timpanogos Elementary

San Juan District

Monticello Elementary

San Juan District

Monticello High School

South Summit District

South Summit Elementary

Uintah District

Ashley Elementary

Wasatch District

J.R. Smith Elementary

Washington District

Hurricane Elementary

Wayne District

Loa Elementary