When parents are involved in children’s schools and
education, children have higher grades and standardized test
scores, improved behavior at home and school, and better
social skills and adaptation to school.
Programs and interventions that engage
families in supporting their children’s learning are linked
to higher student achievement. Students with more highly
involved parents are more likely to gain in both reading and
math than children with less involved parents. Research has
shown that this is true across all income and education
For this reason, parent involvement is a primary focus of
the Title I program and the Cocke County School System.
The mission of the parent involvement program is to increase
parent involvement at each of our Title I
schools. Our objective is to identify activities and/or
programs to achieve this mission and to develop strategies
to implement these programs and activities.