Littleton Public Schools (LPS) is a premier school district located a few miles south of downtown Denver. Its slogan, “Big enough to serve you; small enough to know you” is an accurate portrayal of the district’s culture. With a longstanding tradition of excellence, LPS is the only school district in the Denver metro area to receive the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) highest accreditation rating for six years in a row. And with a history of close community ties, LPS has passed every bond election brought to a vote.

Littleton Public Schools serves 28 square miles and includes the majority of the City of LittletonTown of Columbine Valley, and portions of the municipalities of Bow MarCentennialGreenwood Village, and the City of Englewood.

With about 15,000 students, LPS offers a comprehensive education from preschool through Grade 12. The district remains committed to keeping class sizes at a level where children can receive personal attention. Students attend 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, several alternative programs, preschools and two charter schools.

Offering National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and a high school International Baccalaureate program, LPS is the preferred choice for thousands of students in the area. More than 20 percent of its students live outside district boundaries and choose to open-enroll at LPS schools.

Littleton Public Schools offers preschool as well as half-day and full-day kindergarten options, including some full-day kindergarten options that are free. All elementary schools offer before- and after-school childcare and summer childcare.

“A Destination District” for students and staff, 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 79 percent have masters degrees or above.

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 180,000 hours each year.

With a continued commitment to excellence and postsecondary workforce readiness, Littleton Public Schools offers a premier education in a safe and community-oriented environment. 

The LPS Top 10

  1. All three LPS high schools — Littleton, Heritage and Arapahoe — are nationally recognized and award winning. They have been featured in Newsweek’s "Top High Schools in America” and 5280’s "Best High Schools."
  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 $52 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 six 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 20,000 computers, laptops and Chromebooks 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 79 percent have masters degrees or above.

Mission Statement:
The Littleton Public School District shall strive to educate all students for the future by challenging every individual to continuously learn, achieve, and act with purpose and compassion in a safe and secure environment.

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