Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.


Title 1: Where we came from...


Title I is the largest program of federal funding in education, signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. President Johnson recognized the extremely difficult problem that children throughout the country were having with their reading, and mathematics. In an effort to help them catch up, extra attention, materials and teachers were provided by the Elementary Secondary Education act, Title I (ESEA).

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan formed the Education Consolidation Improvement Act, Chapter I Basic (ECIA).

In 1988, the ECIA, Chapter I Basic program became the Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act of 1988.

In 1994, Congress passed a series of educational legislation, submitted by President Bill Clinton, strengthening the parent-school community partnerships.

On July 1, 1995, after reauthorization, the program is now Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

On December 2001, President Bush signed into law the “No Child Left Behind Act”.


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015.


The Title I law requires the meaningful involvement of parents in school level planning, development and design of initiatives to improve student achievement supported by Title I funds.

Title I, Part A----Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
  • Provides supplemental resources to LEAs (Local Education Agency) to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards. 
Title II, Part A—Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
  • The purpose and intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to the LEAs to do the following:
  • Increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
  • Hold LEAs and schools accountable for improving student achievement

Title III, Part A—English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
  • Aims to ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of  academic achievement in English


Questions should be directed to the campus of attendance:  

 Dickinson High School     (281) 229-6400
 McAdams Junior High  (281) 229-7100
 Kranz Junior High  (281) 309-3600
 Barber Middle School  (281) 229-6900
 Dunbar Middle School  (281) 229-6600
 Lobit Middle School  (281) 229-7700
 Bay Colony Elementary School  (281) 229-6200
 Hughes Road Elementary School  (281) 229-6700
 K.E. Little Elementary School  (281) 229-7000
 Lobit Elementary School  (281) 229-7600
 Silbernagel Elementary School  (281) 229-6800
 San Leon Elementary School  (281) 229-7400
 Calder Road Elementary School  (281) 229-7500

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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