• Title I

    Friday Harbor Elementary School is a public school on San Juan Island serving over 300 elementary students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. FHES is under the direction of San Juan Island School District #149. In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) parents may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers. Ongoing professional development is available for all staff members and aligned the school’s Student Improvement Plan.

    FHES is a Schoolwide Title I School

    Schoolwide programs allow a school to consolidate its federal, state, and local funds to upgrade the entire educational program. Research suggests that in schools with relatively high poverty, students’ needs are more widespread throughout the entire school population. Though the school is not required to identify certain children as being eligible for services or to provide certain students with any specific supplemental benefits, the focus of the program must be on addressing the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting state student academic achievement standards. Any school with a poverty average of at least 40% (or if the building has applied for and received a waiver from OSPI) may operate a Schoolwide Program. FHES qualifies through our poverty level.

    The students of FHES are identified as eligible through multiple measures such as:

    • Classroom performance
    • Teacher input
    • DIBELS which includes: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension and Vocabulary
    • K-2nd Fundations Assessments
    • K-5th Running Records
    • 1st-5th grades MAP Testing
    • 3rd-5th Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

    The Title I program is designed for small group instruction with the flexibility to meet the students’ individual needs. Students are given a second and when possible, a third tier of reading instruction which supplements’ the core instructional time.