Vinson-Bynum Elementary School is a Title 1 school. The Title 1 program, is now a pillar of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is the oldest and largest federally funded education program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Title 1 schools receive federal funding to provide students with extra instructional support beyond the regular classroom to help low-achieving children meet state standards in core academic subjects. A Title 1 school wide program is a comprehensive program used to upgrade the complete educational program in a Title 1 school thus raising academic achievement for all the students. The school wide program is available to schools with a student base where at least 40% come from low-income families.