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Dual Language Immersion

Program Background

The Lawndale Dual Immersion program was first instituted in August 2006 at Mark Twain Elementary with the first Kindergarten class.

In 2012 the program expanded to middle school at Will Rogers Middle School.

The program expanded to two incoming Kindergarten classes in 2016.

The program is expanding to Billy Mitchell Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year.

Program Guidelines and Presentations

Guidelines Document

Applicant Selection Process

Proceso de selección de estudiantes

Program Goals and Features

Two-Way Dual Immersion Program

Metas y Rasgos del Programa

Programa de Doble Inmersión de dos Vías


Billy Mitchell Elementary School
Mark Twain Elementary School
Will Rogers Middle School


Any questions? Please connect with Ms. Cherise Jones at Twain Elementary at 310.675.9134

Please read the Program Guidelines to make an informed decision about Dual Immersion enrollment.  There are informational meeting and tour dates within the Program Guidelines. Thank you!

2023-2024 Dual Immersion Kinder applications.

Lawndale supports and values bilingualism, biliteracy, cultural identity, and cross-cultural competence. Our vision for the Dual Immersion program is for our students to attain biliteracy and bilingualism with exceptional academic excellence and social confidence to compete in the global community.

The Univision Network highlights the Spanish dual immersion program - watch the segment here!


Dual Immersion


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Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, the Spanish Dual Language Immersion program will expand to Mitchell. To read the full press release, click here

Program Goals
  • Bilingualism and Biliteracy: The development and maintenance of Spanish and English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing

  • Multicultural Understanding: Students develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward world languages and cultures in our global society, promoting their involvement in world issues.

  • The integration of students with a wide range of abilities

  • A positive environment in which the minority language (Spanish) is respected and celebrated

  • Provide an opportunity for students to acquire a second language while maintaining their native language and culture.

  • Maintain academic performance at or above grade level in English and Spanish as measured by classroom grades, common assessments, benchmarks, and state assessments.