• Department Overview


    The ESL department serves students throughout Jackson-Madison County Schools whose first language is other than English and who are limited in their English language proficiency. The goal of ESL services is to ensure that English Learners (ELs) are receiving the language help and instruction they need in order to master not only conversational English but also academic English. Our certified/endorsed ESL teachers work with over 500 active ELs and a total of close to 1,000 ESL students across the district, with a wide variety of home languages including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Portuguese among several others! ESL staff are sensitive to each student’s educational need and seek to encourage individual progress in language learning so that all students can achieve academic success. Additional initiatives in the ESL department include Adult ESL classes and an after-school tutoring program.

ESL Announcements


    Adult ESL Classes

    JMCSS will offer ESL classes for adults beginning this winter. Any interested family members who want to learn English or improve their English are encouraged to attend! Placement testing will take place on Tuesday, December 19th and classes will begin on January 4th at two locations. Contact Nancy Ibrahim at (731) 506-2629 for more information. 




    JMCSS ofrecerá clases de ESL para adultos en el invierno. ¡Invitamos a todos los miembros de la familia interesados que quieran aprender inglés o mejorar su inglés a asistir! El examen de nivelación tendrá lugar el martes 19 de diciembre y las clases comenzarán el 4 de enero en dos lugares. Comuníquese con Nancy Ibrahim al (731) 506-2629 para obtener más información.



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