School Improvement Grants (SIG), authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act of 1965 (Title I or ESEA), are competitive grants given to Pennsylvania's lowest performing schools to substantially raise the achievement of their students. A list of eligible schools may be found here in Microsoft Excel format.
Schools are classified as Tier I, Tier II or Tier III
Tier I schools are the lowest-achieving 5% of Title I schools in School Improvement.
Tier II schools are the lowest-achieving 5% of Title I eligible, but not served, secondary schools with graduation rates below 60%.
Tier III schools are Title I schools in School Improvement but not identified as Tier I or Tier II.
Schools receiving SIG funding are required to implement one of four strategies to raise achievement: