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Portland Public Schools

Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

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English as a
Second Language

English as a
Second Language

    We invest in inclusive quality instruction that honors students' racial, cultural and linguistic assets.

    We prepare every Emergent Bilingual to be ready to succeed in our schools and thrive in our community.


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    Incoming ESL Student Assessment

    Temporary Welcome Centers

    From August 22 through August 31, the ESL Department will deploy teams to 3 Temporary Welcome Centers to provide language assessments from 8:30 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

    Franklin High School@Marshall
    3905 SE 91st Ave.

    Wilson High School
    1151 SW Vermont St.

    James John Elementary School
    7439 Charleston Ave.

    Note: On Thursday August 25, all three centers will be open until 7:00 PM 

    Click here for more information.

    Please review the updated guidelines regarding HS ESL scheduling Contact Tonya Mjelde if you have any questions, or if your school anticipates using general fund FTE to offer an "EB-only" for levels 1 and 2 in Language Arts or Social Studies for approval and submission to ODE.



Oregon ELL Report

  • The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by ORS 327.016,  which reports on financial information for English language learner programs and the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program. The report provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents.

    Please contact Chelsea Clinton, Office of Research and Analysis, with any questions regarding this report.

ESL Contacts

Veronica Magallanes
Sr. Director
(503) 916-6525
Eric Tong
Director’s Secretary
(503) 916-2000 Ext. 74945
Lisa Blount
Assistant Director
(503) 916-2000 Ext. 74943
Kehaulani Haupu
Assistant Director
(503) 916-2000 Ext. 71006