Welcome to North Lamar ISD
English as a Second Language Program Site

About Our Program

When new students enroll at North Lamar, parents fill out a home language survey. If they answer the questions with any other language than English, this starts the ESL qualification process. For grades
  • Pre-K through first, students are assessed with an oral proficiency test. This measures how much English they know or can speak and understand. Scores range from non-English speaking, limited English speaking to fluent English speaking.
  • For grades 2-12, students are assessed with an oral proficiency test and they must attempt a standardized achievement test for the reading/language arts subject areas.

Students who meet state established criteria on these assessments are then served through our ESL program. English Language Learners are allowed to have accommodations and support on assignments and grade level testing and state assessments for their first three years in the program.
  • In elementary grades Pre-k through 5, students receive support with a small group pull-out program that focuses on English language acquisition, basic and academic vocabulary, literacy and communication skills.
  • In middle school and high school, we serve our ELL students in a designated class. At these grade levels we focus our instruction on basic and academic vocabulary, reading comprehension, verb usage, grammar, along with sentence structure and writing strategies.


The grade level of first enrollment in U.S. schools, and their previous schooling outside the country, determines how long they will be served in our ESL program. Texas has set specific exit criteria for these students in order for them to be successful in the regular classroom without additional support or accommodations. After a student has exited the program, they are monitored for two years in order to track progress and success.

District Coordinator
Kortney Melton

Higgins Elementary School
Kristen Blanton - Kindergarten - Webpage
Cheryl Vanderburg - 1st Grade - Webpage



Everett Elementary School
Taylor Bland - 2nd Grade - Webpage
Julie Stephens - 2nd Grade - Webpage
Madison Dyck - 3rd Grade - Webpage



Bailey Intermediate School
Sandra Bramhall - 4th & 5th Grade - Webpage
Lucia Jones - 5th Grade - Webpage



Stone Middle School
Chad Chalupa - Webpage
Rebecca Murillo - Webpage
Sherry Dunn - Webpage
Janie Sharrock - Webpage



North Lamar High School
Johnnie Freeman - Webpage
Wendy Bozarth - Webpage

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