Schools can cite many examples that provide evidence of success. In addition, schools are held accountable to three separate systems outlined by the state and federal government:
- Schools must meet rigorous performance standards to earn the state’s quality seal of accreditation. All LPS schools are accredited. The LPS district, as a whole, was awarded Accreditation with Distinction three years in a row. This is the highest accreditation rating that can be earned in Colorado, and only 16 school districts statewide earned this designation.
- The median growth percentile for LPS in reading, writing, and math is above the state median 89 percent of the time in all reportable categories.
- The State of Colorado has received a waiver from the Department of Education for many of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. In place of those, Colorado is using the School and District Performance Frameworks, including the Colorado Growth Model. In 2012–2013, all LPS schools were accredited, and 96 percent of LPS schools received the highest plan rating. As a district, Littleton is Accredited with Distinction.