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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.

Schools receiving SIG funding are required to implement one of four strategies to raise achievement:

  • Turnaround
  • Transformation
  • Restart
  • Closure

Notice of Approval to Extend FY11 School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003g Funds Through September 30, 2015

Waiver Approval Letter (PDF)

These schools have been approved to implement the waiver allowing the extension of the use of 2011-12 SIG funds through Sept. 30, 2015.


NCES District ID


School NCES ID

Amount of Funds
to be Extended
Lancaster School District


Price Elementary School 421314006762


Lancaster School District


Wheatland Middle School 421314002600


Norristown Area School District


Norristown High School 421698006729


Philadelphia City School District


Barry Elementary School 421899008029


Philadelphia City School District


Furness High School 421899003818


Philadelphia City School District


Kelley Elementary School 421899003626


Philadelphia City School District


Penn Treaty Middle School 421899008293



2014-2015 School Year Information

2014-2015 SIG Eligible Schools (PDF)

2013-2014 School Year Information

2013-2014 SIG Eligible Schools (PDF)
2013-2014 Pennsylvania SIG Application (PDF)
2013-2014 LEA Application (PDF)
2013-2014 LEA Application Rubric (PDF)

2011-2012 School Year Information

2011-2012 SIG Awards (Excel)
2011-2012 SIG Reports - Funded and Unfunded
2011-2012 SIG Eligible Schools (Excel)
2011-2012 SIG LEA Application (Word)
2010-2011 SIG LEA Application (to be used as a reference point for 11/12 SIG LEA Application) (PDF)

2010-2011 School Year Information

2010-2011 SIG Awards (Excel)
2010-2011 SIG Reports - Funded and Unfunded
2010-2011 Pennsylvania SIG Application (PDF)
2010-2011 SIG LEA Application (PDF)
2010-2011 SIG LEA Rubric (PDF)
2010-2011 Tier I Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) Schools (Excel)
2010-2011 Tier II PLA Schools (Excel)

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For additional information, please contact:

Erin Oberdorf | Regional Coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Teaching and Learning
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.1330 | Fax: 717.787.8634
eoberdorf@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us