Parent and Family Engagement
Research continues to show that academic achievement is positively impacted when parents and families are actively engaged in their child's education. Some of the benefits of active parent and family engagement are:
- Increased academic achievement, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background, or parent education level
- Better student attendance rates
- Higher grades and test scores
- Higher graduation rates and enrollment in post-secondary education
- Greatest gains for students who are farthest behind
- Decrease in high-risk activities such as alcohol use, violence, and antisocial behaviors
- Better transitions from elementary to middle, middle to high, and high school to post-secondary or career
We want parents and families to feel comfortable in our schools and with our staff. We encourage and invite parents and families to visit our schools and talk with their children's teachers.
Each Title I school in MCPS is required by law to annually develop (with input from parents and families) and distribute a school-parent compact and a school-level parent and family engagement policy. Below are the school-parent compacts and parent and family engagement policies for MCPS Title I schools.
School-Level Parent & Family Engagement Policies
MCPS also annually reviews and updates the district-level parent and family engagement policy. This policy can be found here.
Free Parent and Family Engagement Resources
Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher
Title I Schoolwide Overview - English
Title I Schoolwide Overview - Spanish
ESSA "Parents Right to Know"
Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards
Why Does My Child Have to Take Tests
TNReady Parent Resources
Tennessee Academic Report Card
What Are State Academic Standards?
Tennessee Academic Standards K-12
If you have questions about any of the information provided here, please reach out to the Federal Programs Office for support and/or assistance. If you have questions about becoming involved in your child's school, please reach out to the school principal. Find contact information for your child's school here.