our english learners
We are proud of that the fact that 1/3rd of our students come from bilingual homes. While we have over 20 languages spoken throughout our district, the most common are Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Arabic. We define an English Learner (EL) as a student who is working toward proficiency in English. Our English Learner students range from Newcomers, who have recently arrived in the United States, to students who have been in the United States for the majority of their lives and grown up in homes where their family’s native language is most spoken. We believe that once our English Learner students are reclassified as fluent English proficient they will have a valuable education.