Temple ISD uses a Bilingual Program model that serves students identified as English Learners (ELs) in both English and Spanish. Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy serves ELs in PK. Héctor P. Garcia and Thornton Elementary offer bilingual services from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Students are supported as they receive native language instruction for concept development while acquiring English. English instruction increases until the student is eligible to make the transition into all English. Upon meeting program exit requirements, students are mainstreamed into the all English curriculum while monitored for academic success. TISD B/ESL Program Design supports teachers and students with curriculum and materials to professional development to ensure that all learners are successful.
English language learners are offered services through the district's English as a Second Language program. Students are taught English through sheltered instruction strategies while learning core content at their home campus. Newcomers are offered instruction at Bonham Middle School and Temple High School.