Warren Consolidated Schools has approximately 14,000 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The district serves students and families living in the cities of Warren, Sterling Heights, and Troy. As a suburb of Detroit, the community developed as families migrated to the region in search of work, a safe place to live, and other economic and social opportunities.
Warren Consolidated Schools currently educates approximately 4,000 English Learner (EL) students in grades K-12. The primary languages spoken in the homes of our EL students are: Chaldean, Arabic, Bengali, Albanian, Polish, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Overall, 77 languages are spoken in homes throughout the district (Power School, 2019) and about 12% of our EL students are new to the country in the past three years. Our demographics make us unique in the state and a diversity-rich district to attend.
Since 1977, the school district has recognized the unique linguistic, cultural, and academic needs of its EL student population and has implemented supportive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to meet these needs. Warren Consolidated Schools is committed to providing research-based instruction to support EL students’ development of the English language.