Hawkins ISD students whose home language is a language other than English are assessed for English language proficiency. If a student demonstrates limited English proficiency on a state approved assessment, the student will be eligible for enrollment in the appropriate language program: bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL).
The goal of the Bilingual/ESL program 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.
Qualifying for ESL
All Texas schools follow the same guidelines for identification of students for ESL services. The Texas English Learner Portal designed by TEA provides information for parents about these processes, including an overview of the identification process, explanation of the language assessments administered throughout the year, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The ESL Program Parent Brochure provided by TEA is available to download as a PDF in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. To download a copy of this resource, please choose a language: English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.
In HISD, all English Learners receive ESL services in accordance with Texas Administrative Code Chapter 89 regarding ESL program requirements.
Please visit TAC Chapter 89 to learn more about Texas requirements for ESL program services.
District Contact Information
Hawkins Elementary Principal
Hawkins MS/HS Principal