• School districts in Texas are required by state law to assess the English language proficiency of all students whose Home Language Survey indicates that the home language is a language other than English. 
    If a child demonstrates limited English proficiency on the assessment, s/he will be eligible for enrollment in the appropriate language program: bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL).

    The goal of both programs is to enable English language learners to become competent in the reading, listening, speaking, and writing of the English language through the development of literacy and academic skills in grade level content areas.

    Decatur ISD offers bilingual services for our PreK-5th grade students at Rann Elementary.

     Decatur ISD offers ESL services at all campuses. 
    Check out the work of our program's state champion writer!