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English Learners

Washington Unified School District serves a culturally and linguistically diverse student population.  Approximately 40% of our students come from homes in which the family speaks a language other than English.  About half of these students are classified as English Learners (EL).  More than thirty languages are spoken by our students.

English learners are assessed annually with the state-required English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) in order to determine their level of proficiency in English and monitor their progress toward becoming fully proficient in English.  Students are reclassified to Fluent-English Proficient (R-FEP) when they have met district criteria based on state assessments and teacher and parent input.

English Learner Numbers

English Learner Numbers

The following links provide more detailed information about the number of English learners and fluent-English proficient students by school and language group as well as information about our immigrant student count:


The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meets on the following dates from 9:00 am-10:00 am
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022