Effective collaboration between educators and parents has become more and more essential to meet the basic needs of our students. This partnership includes parents, families, and teachers working together as a strategy to support students’ learning. A partnership such as this requires responsibility from both sides in order to make the required progress. Researchers found children whose parents were identified by teachers as more positively involved had higher levels of prosocial behaviors and more academic success. This demonstrates teachers and parents who work together to empower students could help improve student performance. This literature review will contain peer reviewed, scholarly journals researching the history of family school partnerships and their effect on the overall success of students.