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English Language Learners

Program/Course Offerings

The district’s ELL program is a “Content-Based ELL” program.  This model supports “Push In,” and “Intervention” approaches to meeting ELL student needs.  The ELL program serves students in all district elementary, middle, and high school buildings.

Mainstream ELL Program

  • Direct Support Programs in all schools
  • Serving 414 students

         283 El.

         71 MS

        60 HS students

  • 15 active second language groups served: Hmong, Spanish, Mandarin, Laotian, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Russian, Telugu (Indian), Thai, Urdu (Pakistan), Albanian, Romanian, Hindi (Indian), Khmer (Cambodia), Amharic (Ethiopia)
  • Supported by 13 ELL Teachers and 14 Teacher Assistants


ELL Population Analysis 2018

ELL Population Trend Graph


English Language

Learners (ELL)


Rob Tyvoll
Supervisor of Academic Programs and Staff Development

Kelly Reinhart
Administrative Assistant


Helpful Links & Resources

WIDA: ACCESS Test Administration and ELL Guidance

School District of La Crosse ELL Best Practices Handbook

ELL Handbook 2015

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: Tools for the Classroom

Elementary ELL PlanningMiddle School ELL PlanningHigh School ELL Planning

ELL Science Adventures

ELL Science Adventures Conference