• Services Provided to English-Language Learners (ELL)


    We're Here to Help

    Students and their families who speak languages other than English are welcomed to Cincinnati Public Schools at the district's Welcome Center for English-Language Learners (ELL). When a non-English-speaking family enrolls in a Cincinnati public school, school staff schedule an appointment for the family with the ELL Welcome Center and requests the services of an interpreter as needed. The Welcome Center is designed to help English-Language Learners achieve high academic standards in English.


    Services Provided by the Cincinnati Public School District

    • Food Services — All Cincinnati Public Schools have a cafeteria. Breakfast is FREE for all Cincinnati Public Schools students. Students may bring a lunch from home or buy lunch at school to eat in the school cafeteria.
    • Transportation — CPS offers school transportation services to eligible students who live within the boundaries of the CPS District and attend Cincinnati Public Schools, as well as students who live within the CPS district and attend charter and private (non-public) schools.
    • Health and Wellness — CPS encourages school children to eat healthier foods and to get more exercise.
    • Additional Support Services - There are many agencies that help with supplying school supplies, clothing for cold winter months and more.