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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.

Our Team 


Sra. Seto, Sra. Arce

1st Grade

Sra. Alvillar, Sra. Sanchez 

2nd Grade

Sra. Grimm, Sra. Gomez

3rd Grade

Srta. Hallsted, Sra. Guevara

4th Grade

Sra. Martinez, Sra. Rodriguez

4th-5th Grade Combo

Srta. Vera 

Language Arts Specialist

Sra. Lopez


Thank you for your interest in our Dual Immersion program!  The application process for 2021-22 is now closed and all new applications for kindergarten will be placed on the waiting list. To provide transparency to the Applicant Randomized Selection Process, please take a few minutes to watch the video linked here.


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 levels of academic excellence and social confidence to be competitive in the global community.

Program Goals

LESD’s  Dual Immersion Program promotes the following goals for its students:

  • 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.