As one of the highest poverty and refugee-rich schools in DISD, many students enter McShan ES having no prior English language training. McShan Reading Homeroom offers tutoring during the school year Monday through Friday and four hours during designated Saturday Schools for First and Second Graders and all First through Fifth Grade Newcomers in the U.S. less than one year.
On designated Saturdays, the students needing the greatest help are invited to attend four hours of learning, 8am to 12noon, working one-on-one or in groups with dedicated Youth Leaders and Adult tutors. All learning material is provided. Along with Reading and Math, students received breakfast and 30 minutes of midmorning exercise.