English Learner Education
The Methuen Public Schools English Learner Education Department oversees the education of more than 1,000 students in grades PK-12 whose primary language is not English and who are not yet proficient in English. The program provides support at each school, with services focused on children’s English language acquisition, literacy development, and academic achievement. Methuen has a growing population of English Learners (ELs) and we feel very fortunate to have students from all over the world in our schools.
"The government and the public schools of Massachusetts have a moral obligation and a constitutional duty to provide all of Massachusetts's children, regardless of their ethnicity or national origins, with the skills necessary to become productive members of our society. Of these skills, literacy in the English language is among the most important."
Massachusetts General Law Ch. 71A