531 E. Central Ave
Sutherlin, Or 97479

541-459-2228 Phone

541-459-2484 Fax


Azure Wolford

Julia Lakeman- ELL Assistant

TBA -ELL Assistant


The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by law (ORS 327.016), which reports on financial information for English language learner programs, the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program, as well as provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents.

The Oregon Department of Education releases the report annually in June. View the latest report here

Oregon English Language Learner Report

Informe de estudiantes del idioma inglés de Oregon

Sutherlin ELL Plan 2022-2026



Students will achieve high levels of academic English proficiency and be able to apply their knowledge of the English language successfully in all subject areas and in ways that benefit them in their academic, working, and personal lives.

English Language Learners will be provided meaningful access to the curriculum and equal educational opportunities.

All District Staff will be trained to use the SIOP model for all students.

Provide parents of English Language Learners the opportunity to participate in and support their child’s educational experience and the opportunity to shape the district’s English Language Learner program.

Analyze student achievement annually and determine needed resources to ensure that English Language Learners are effectively served in ELD and in their core content courses. 

The program is designed for students whose first language is not English and whose English proficiency level is from beginning to advance. This class will provide English language development through systematic and explicit instruction in vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. The goal of the program is to help students develop their English language skills for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension for the student to achieve high standards, which is critical for successful post-secondary school outcomes such as employment, college, and other post-secondary training opportunities. Students receive Systematic English Language Development (ELD) during dedicated times in both a pull-out setting as well as within the regular classroom with the assistance of a certified teacher with an ESOL endorsement.

When a student initially enrolls in the school district, their primary home language is identified using a home language survey. The primary questions on this survey include:

a.      What is the student’s first language?

b.      What language is spoken at home most of the time?

c.      What language does the student use most often?

A student who answers yes to one or more of the above questions is considered to have a primary language other than English. This initiates the process for the identification of ELL services for the student.