1. All three LPS high schools — Littleton, Heritage, and Arapahoe — are nationally recognized and award winning. They have been featured in Newsweek Magazine’s ”Top High Schools in America” and 5280 Magazine’s "Top High Schools in Denver".
2. LPS high schools have the highest graduation rate and the lowest dropout rate of any high schools in the Denver metro area.
3. 90 percent of LPS graduates are college-bound. LPS seniors earn $30 million annually in college scholarships.
4. LPS consistently has a high number of National Merit Scholars, Boettcher Scholars, and Presidential Scholars. Each year, students earn appointments to U.S. military academies.
5. Such success in high school is possible because of the strong academic foundation built over time in LPS elementary and middle schools!
6. 20 percent of LPS students are open enrolled. That is the highest percentage of any school district our size or larger along the Front Range.
7. LPS ranks at the top in math, science, reading, and writing in all grades and all areas tested on the state assessment tests, compared to other Denver area school districts. 88 percent of LPS 3rd graders scored proficient and advanced on 2012 TCAP reading test, which surpasses the state average by 14 percentage points.
8. LPS is the only Denver metro area school district to be Accredited with Distinction three years in a row! This is the highest academic accreditation rating given by the Colorado Department of Education. Only the top 10 percent of school districts in Colorado are Accredited with Distinction.
9. LPS leads the rest of the country in 21st century learning. More than 14,000 computers, laptops, and netbooks are in use by students and staff in LPS. LPS offers one-to-one computing learning environments in all 5th grades and in all language arts classes Grades 6 through 10. LPS teachers are known internationally for their use of instructional technology.
10. LPS teachers are caring professionals who devote their time and talent to helping each and every student achieve to his or her highest potential. LPS teachers average 12 years of experience, and 64 percent have masters degrees or above.