Welcome to the Department of English Learners
A Message from the Director
DeSoto County Schools serves the largest English Learner population in the state of Mississippi. Among our 43 schools we educate over 2,000 English Learners speaking 30+ languages. The vision of the DeSoto County Schools English Learners Program is to ensure access to meaningful rigorous instruction for English Learners as well as provide equity for English Learners while maintaining their cultural identity.
DeSoto County Schools values the diverse backgrounds of our students and their unique contributions to the learning community. In order to develop learners who are capable of meeting the challenges of a new language in society today, DCS will work diligently to support English Learners as they demonstrate social, cultural, and academic competence.