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Mission Statement:
To educate all students for the future by challenging every individual to continuously learn, achieve, and act with purpose and compassion

Vision Statement:
Littleton Public Schools:  Extraordinary learning, exceptional community, expanded opportunity and success for all students

The Littleton Public Schools Top 10

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 indicate they are college-bound. LPS seniors earn $40 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 in the Denver metro area.

7. LPS is the highest academically achieving school district in the Denver metro area, ranked #1 overall in achievement in reading, writing, and math as measured by state assessment tests.

8. LPS is the only Denver metro area school district to be Accredited with Distinction five years in a row!  This is the highest academic accreditation rating given by the Colorado Department of Education.

9. LPS leads the rest of the country in 21st century learning. More than 15,000 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.  LPS students consistently win state and national competitions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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.

LPS has a tradition of academic excellence

Who We Are
Littleton Public Schools (LPS) is a premier school district located a few miles south of downtown Denver. LPS is nationally known for its academic excellence. The district serves 28 square miles and includes the majority of the city of Littleton, town of Columbine Valley, and portions of the municipalities of Bow Mar, Centennial, Greenwood Village, and Englewood.
With a student population of approximately 15,000, LPS is known for being “big enough to serve you, and small enough to know you.” LPS offers a comprehensive education from preschool through Grade 12. Students attend 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, several alternative programs, a preschool, and two charter schools. LPS offers National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and a high school International Baccalaureate program.
Preschool, as well as, half-day and full-day kindergarten options are available (some full-day kindergarten options are free). All elementary schools offer before- and after-school childcare and summer childcare.

Class Size
The LPS community is committed to keeping class sizes at a level that children can receive personal attention.

Staff and Community
A major strength of LPS is the commitment and involvement of its staff and community. Schools have business partners, and parent and community volunteers donate about 240,000 hours each year.

LPS Finance Department has received the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) annually since 1993. We have also received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from GFOA and the Association of School Business Officials annually since 1988.

LPS has been named among the top 500 security operations around the world for the second year in a row by Security Magazine, the security industry's trade publication.  LPS is also ranked 7th in the nation in K–12 education for safety and security. LPS has also received the Pinnacle of Achievement Award in Safety and Security Management.




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