Parent & Family Engagement

Research continues to show that when parents and families are actively engaged in their child's education, academic achievement is positively impacted. 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-Parent Compacts

JR Baker Elementary J. Brown Elementary
 E.A. Cox Middle  Highland Park Elementary
R. Howell Elementary J.E. Woody Elementary
Mt. Pleasant Middle Riverside Elementary
Whitthorne Middle

School-Level Parent & Family Engagement Policies

JR Baker Elementary J. Brown Elementary
E.A. Cox Middle
Highland Park Elementary
R. Howell Elementary J.E. Woody Elementary
Mt. Pleasant Middle Riverside Elementary
Whitthorne Middle



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

MCPS 21-22 Testing Information/Dates

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

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