Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

 English Speakers of Other Languages Program

​​English Language Learners (ELL’s) in the Savannah Public Schools come from all over the United States and the world, bringing with them a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge. Because language barriers can impede the learning of students whose first language is not English, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools provide an English to Speakers of Other Languages (E​SOL) program. Administrators, classroom teachers, ESOL teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents work together to assist ESOL students in learning a new language in a new place. 

About ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is an English language development program for eligible students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 whose home/native/primary language is a language other than English. The purpose of the ESOL program is to assist students to develop proficiency in the English language, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing, while meeting the same academic content and academic achievement standards as their peers.  

Schools/Cluster Sites that offer ESOL Services
SCCPSS strategically clusters ELL students among a smaller collection of schools to better meet the needs of our ELL students. 

Elementary Schools:
  • Garden City Elementary
  • Godley Station K-8 School (grades 3-5 serve ESOL)
  • Gould Elementary
  • Hesse K-8
  • Pooler Elementary
  • May Howard Elementary
  • Rice Creek (grades 3-5 serve ESOL)
  • Windsor Forest Elementary 
Middle School:
  • West Chatham Middle School
High School:
  • Beach High School 
  • Groves High School
  • Jenkins High School
  • Johnson High School
  • New Hampstead High School
  • Windsor Forest High School



Portrait of Michele Torres
Michele Torres, M.Ed.
English Language Learner
Teacher Specialist
500 Washington Avenue, Room 35
Savannah, GA 31405

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