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Heritage High School


1401 West Geddes Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120
Principal:  Ms. Stacey Riendeau
School Hours:  7:21 a.m. to 2:18 p.m. 
PLC Late Start Time is 9:21 a.m.

 About Our School

  • Enrollment:  1,688
  • Attendance Rate:  95.2%
  • Average Class Size:  28 students per classroom
  • Graduation Rate:  93.8%
  • Drop Out Rate:  0.7%
  • Graduates who go on to college:  90%
  • Advanced Placement:  433 students took 930 exams, and 584 scored a passing grade that qualifies them for college credit. In 2013, 57% of our senior class completed an AP course before graduating. 

Sources of Pride

  • Ranked as one of the top high schools in America by Newsweek Magazine
  • 5280 Magazine acknowledged Heritage High School as one of the top schools in the Denver area 
  • Recognized by the US Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School
  • Recipient of the John Irwin School of Excellence and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award
  • Six students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program in 2013, with three Finalists and one Special Scholarship candidate
  • Twenty-seven Boettcher Scholars have graduated from Heritage; one winner in 2013 and one finalist in 2014
  • Two Presidential Scholarship finalists in 2014; one in 2013
  • Strong academics and comprehensive college preparatory program
  • Ninety-five percent graduation rate with 90 percent of graduates attending college
  • Twenty-two Advanced Placement courses offered in all core subjects and several electives
  • Nearly $9 million in scholarships offered to 2013 graduates
  • Concurrent enrollment classes offered with college credit opportunity
  • Students raised $100,000 over five years during Make a Difference week to help students in Africa and India
  • Gifted and talented program
  • Seventy-eight percent of faculty hold masters or doctorate degrees
  • Rigorous curriculum with personalized learning including individualized Enrichment program
  • Post-graduate center guides students to make informed choices about future education and employment
  • Career/technical program offers practical skills and experiences
  • Student/mentor advisement program
  • Link Crew mentors 9th graders and new students
  • Fifty-ninepercent of students participate in athletics; 5A Colorado Continental Athletic League
  • CHSAA-approved ice hockey team
  • Numerous state level athletic participation and championships -- 20 state championships, 35 state runners-up, and 60 final four appearances; 19 teams participated in state tournaments in 2013
  • Band, orchestra, choir students participated in Continental League Music Festival, and selected for all-state recognition
  • More than 40 extra-curricular clubs

Graduation Requirements

  • Language Arts:  35 semester credits
  • Social Studies:  30 semester credits
  • Mathematics:  16 semester credits (2 years)
  • Science:  16 semester credits (2 years)
  • Fine Arts/Practical Arts:  12 semester credits
  • Physical Education:  12 semester credits
  • Electives:  In addition to the required credits, each student must select sufficient additional classes to complete a minimum of 188 semester credits.

College Entrance Exams

2014 ACT (American College Test) State Test
English:  21.1 (Colorado is 19.7)
Math:  22.1 (Colorado is 20.1)
Reading:  23.1 (Colorado is 20.5)
Science:  22.7 (Colorado is 20.4)
Composite: 22.6 (Colorado is 20.3)

2014 SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Critical Reading:  593 (Colorado is 582)
Math:  586 (Colorado is 586)
Writing:  557 (Colorado is 567)
Total:  1736 (Colorado is 1735)

Annual Report

Heritage Results for LPS Assessments

View Results for Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) RIT Scores, ACT and SAT Scores: Heritage Assessment Results   

Heritage Results for State Assessments

View CSAP/TCAP results on the CDE website 

District and Heritage Achievement and Growth Interactive Chart

Heritage School Performance Framework

Return to the main Annual Report page.

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