Title I Information

  • The Title I Information listed below applies only to the following Title I Schools:

    • Clara Barton Elementary
    • Joyce Kilmer Elementary
    • James Johnson Elementary
    • Thomas Paine Elementary
    • Kingston Elementary
    • John A. Carusi Middle School
    • Cherry Hill High School West
    • Cherry Hill Alternative High School

Title I Descriptors

  • Based on guidelines from the NJ Department of Education, a Targeted Assistance Title I Program must do the following: 

    A targeted assistance program must serve only eligible children identified as having the greatest need for academic assistance by: ​

    • Using resources to help eligible children meet the challenging, State academic standards, which may include programs, activities, and academic courses designed to strengthen the academic program of the school and necessary to provide a well-rounded education; ​

    • Coordinating with and supporting the regular education program; ​

    • Providing professional development to teachers, principals, other school leaders, paraprofessionals, and others; ​

    • Increasing parent and family engagement in accordance with ESEA Section 1116; ​

    • Coordinating and integrating Federal, State, and local services and programs, if appropriate and applicable, to include violence prevention, nutrition, housing, Head Start, adult education, career and technical education programs, and comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under ESEA Section 1111(d); and​

    • Providing local educational agencies (LEAs) assurances that the school will – ​

      1. help provide an accelerated, high-quality curriculum;​

      2. minimize the removal of children from the regular classroom during regular school hours for instruction; and​

      3. review, on an ongoing basis, review the progress of eligible children and revise the targeted assistance program, if necessary, to provide additional assistance to enable such children to meet the challenging, State academic standards. ​

    The following schools in Cherry Hill provide a Targeted Assistance Title I Program:

    • Barton Elementary

    • Johnson Elementary

    • Kilmer Elementary

    • Kingston Elementary

    • Paine Elementary

    • Alternative High School

    Based on guidelines from the NJ Department of Education, a Schoolwide Title I Program must do the following: 

    A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school. Whereas Title I targeted assistance programs only provide educational services to identified academically at-risk students, schoolwide programs allow staff in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to redesign their entire educational program to serve all students. The emphasis in schoolwide program schools is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to meet or exceed State academic standards. A schoolwide program has three (3) core elements: the comprehensive needs assessment; the comprehensive annual plan; and the annual evaluation of the schoolwide program. Note: For New Jersey LEAs, the Annual School Plan (ASP) is the comprehensive annual plan. Adopting this type of reform strategy should result in an ongoing, comprehensive plan for school improvement that is owned by the entire school community and tailored to its unique needs. ​

    This schoolwide reform strategy requires that a school complete the following: ​

    • Create a planning committee;​

    • Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment; ​

    • Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address the identified needs; ​

    • Create a comprehensive plan; and

    • Conduct an annual evaluation to measure the effectiveness of the implemented evidence-based interventions and strategies, as outlined in the Annual School Plan (ASP), and revise the plan, as necessary.

    The following schools in Cherry Hill provide a Schoolwide Title I Program and utilize the Annual School Plans System (ASPS) through the NJ Department of Education to track progress in meeting their goals.


    Link to NJDOE code