Abner Gibbs School has a Schoolwide Title 1 Program - every student is considered a Title 1 student and benefits from parts of the program. Abner Gibbs has developed a schoolwide plan which allows Title 1 funds to be combined with other federal funds to upgrade the overall educational program of the school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program.
Title 1 funds and/or contributes to the implementation of many programs at Abner Gibbs:
Title 1 funds are intended to supplement
(add to) district programs. They are additional resources to provide services beyond the basic educational program of a school and school district. This may be in the form of staff, training or supplies. Sometimes, a program or intervention is completely funded and maintained by Title 1. In other instances, Title 1 funds are used to introduce a new program into a school, with the goal of LEA (local educational agency - state and local funding) taking over the costs once it is established. An example of this is the Read180 and System 44 reading programs. Title 1 funds may also be used to train and support staff in new and innovative programs, even after the funding has transferred to the district level.
- Small group reading assistance from a reading specialist
- Read 180 and System 44 remedial reading programs
- ST Math
- Extended Day programs for students having difficulty meeting grade-level
- A summer school program
- Family nights and parent resources
2016-2017 Home-School Learning Compact
Home School Learning Compact is a written agreement between the school,
parent/guardian and student which defines the responsibilities of each
in promoting student success. Compacts are required for schools
receiving Title 1 funds.
Abner Gibbs Family Involvement Policy - Each Title 1 school has a family involvement policy which outlines the school community's goals for family involvement and the ways they will work to engage families in the educational process.
MCAS, NCLB and Abner Gibbs School
Massachusetts schools and districts are now classified on a five-level scale, with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Abner Gibbs is a Level 3 school. Schools are classified into Level 3 if they are among the lowest 20 percent relative to other schools in their grade span statewide, if one or more subgroups in the school are among the lowest performing 20% of subgroups relative to all subgroups statewide, if they have persistently low graduation rates (less than 60% for any subgroup over a four-year period), or if they have very low MCAS participation rates for any group (less than 90%).
View the Abner Gibbs School Accountability Data
View the Student Achievement Level Data for Abner Gibbs School