DISTRICT ENGLISH LEARNER BACKGROUND
Warren Consolidated Schools has approximately 14,000 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The district serves students and families living in the cities of Warren, Sterling Heights, and Troy. As a suburb of Detroit, the community developed as families migrated to the region in search of work, a safe place to live, and other economic and social opportunities.
Warren Consolidated Schools currently educates approximately 4,000 English Learner (EL) students in grades K-12. The primary languages spoken in the homes of our EL students are: Chaldean, Arabic, Bengali, Albanian, Polish, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Overall, 77 languages are spoken in homes throughout the district (Power School, 2019) and about 12% of our EL students are new to the country in the past three years. Our demographics make us unique in the state and a diversity-rich district to attend.
Since 1977, the school district has recognized the unique linguistic, cultural, and academic needs of its EL student population and has implemented supportive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to meet these needs. Warren Consolidated Schools is committed to providing research-based instruction to support EL students’ development of the English language.