English Learner Programs

Through the use of school liaisons, literacy classes for parents and students, after school programs, and other efforts, Springdale Public Schools has built an ambitious district-wide effort to reach our English language learners and their families. Thirty-seven percent of Springdale school teachers are English Second Language (ESL) certified, meaning those teachers are experts in second language acquisition. Our ESL department serves over 8,050 current ESL students and continues to monitor over 4,000 students that have graduated from the program.

For more information, click here to visit the English as a Second Language Department page.

Photo of a teacher with a student reading.


Springdale Family Literacy Programs are availible at the following Springdale Schools:

  • Bayyari Elementary

  • Childers Knapp Elementary

  • Elmdale Elementary

  • George Elementary

  • Harp Elementary

  • Hunt Elementary

  • J.O.Kelly Middle School

  • Jones Elementary

  • Lee Elementary

  • Monitor Elementary

  • Parson Hills Elementary

  • Smith Elementary

  • Sonora Elementary & Middle School

  • Turnbow Elementary

  • Tyson Elementary

  • Walker Elementary

  • Westwood Elementary

Springdale Family Literacy Program

In addition to focusing on the classroom, we also have a strong focus toward building relationships with parents. We believe that supporting our students and their families also supports our community by building a strong partnership to help everyone succeed.

For parents, the Springdale Family Literacy Program (SFLP) is unique because of our collaboration with Northwest Technical Institute, where parents participate in four components of the SFLP model each day:

  • Parent Time

  • Adult ESL

  • Children Learning

  • Parents and Children Together Time

Our SFLP model is the largest of its kind in the nation and recognizes around 250 parent participants each year at the SFLP celebration ceremony.

The ESL Department also offers support through translation services, interpreters, and helping students as they prepare to enter college or the workforce.