• DMS Family Center

What is Title I?

  • Title I is a federal program that provides funds to schools and districts based upon the percentage of students qualifying to receive free or reduced-price (school) meals.  The purpose is to ensure that all children have access to quality instruction and resources that will enable them to meet state academic standards.

    1. Teacher salaries (which lowers the student/teacher ratio - to allow for individual, small group, and differentiated instruction)
    2. Staff development and release time for teachers to plan instruction
    3. Extended learning time programs
    4. Purchasing technology for classrooms
    5. Purchasing consumable and non-consumable teaching materials
    6. Paying presenters and childcare providers at parent workshops
    7. Purchasing materials and resources for the Parent Center
    8. Learning experiences

    All decisions regarding the Title I Program are made with the input of all stakeholders during the school's Title I Planning Meeting and Documents Review Period (and any other opportunities that parents are given to provide input). The stakeholders help decide which topics are offered at our Parent Workshops, how the Title I funds should be spent, what materials should be purchased for the Parent Center, writing, revising, and approving Title I Documents, and help analyze data based on our end-of-the-year parent surveys.


  • Parent Right to Know 

    Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information.


    El Derecho de Saber
    Los padres tienen derecho a solicitar información sobre el título y las calificaciones del maestro(s) y paraprofessional(es) de su hijo, si corresponde.  Consulte el Manual para Padres y Estudiantes de GCPS o comuníquese con la Directora de su escuela para obtener más información.

Who Do I Contact?

  • Elfy Horne (770) 814-4760)

    Parent Instructional Coordinator

    Hallway 6A Room 1.100

    Email Elfy.Horne@gcpsk12.org


    Welcome to Duluth Middle School Parent Center

    My name is Elfy Horne, and I am extremely excited to be the Parent Instructional Coordinator at Duluth Middle School. The parent center offers the tools needed to support your student. 

    I am very passionate about education and the opportunities it gives our students. I am looking forward to partnering up with you to provide an enriching middle school experience. I recognize the importance of a strong home-to-school connection. I believe by working together we can make a difference in their education. 

    You can reach me at 770- 814-4760 or by email at elfy.horne@gcpsk12.org Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30-4:00pm.


    Bienvenido a Duluth Middle School Centro para Padres

    Mi nombre es Elfy Horne, y estoy extremadamente emocionada de ser la Coordinadora de Instrucción para Padres en la Escuela Intermedia Duluth. El centro para padres ofrece las herramientas necesarias para apoyar a su estudiante. 

    Me apasiona mucho la educación y las oportunidades que brinda a nuestros estudiantes. Espero asociarme con usted para brindarle una experiencia enriquecedora en la escuela intermedia. Reconozco la importancia de una fuerte conexión entre el hogar y la escuela. Creo que trabajando juntos podemos hacer una diferencia en su educación. 

    Puede comunicarse conmigo al 770- 814-4760 o por correo electrónico a las elfy.horne@gcpsk12.org de lunes a viernes, entre las horas de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. y de 1:30 pm a 4:00 pm.

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