The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education honored several school communities at their April 25 meeting for receiving the highest honors for academic achievement and academic growth as measured by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Littleton Public Schools was recently presented with 11 awards from the CDE. In addition to 9 John Irwin School of Excellence Awards and one Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, LPS earned the rating of “Accredited with Distinction” for the 8th consecutive time.
2018 John Irwin Award
The John Irwin Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts and Science. Only 185 schools in Colorado received this award in 2018 and 9 of them are in LPS.
Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award
The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the School Performance Framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and meet or exceed expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps. In 2018, only 105 schools received this award, with one in LPS.
Accredited with Distinction
LPS was again awarded Accredited with Distinction, which recognizes districts that have met Colorado’s identified measures and metrics for key performance indicators in academic achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps and post-secondary and workforce readiness under the state’s accountability system. In 2018, only 25 districts earned this award.
LPS is the only Denver/Boulder metro area district to achieve this accreditation rating all 8 times that it has been issued by the CDE. This is a testament to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of all LPS staff, students and parents!
Featured Image: The LPS Board and Superintendent Ewert recently honored several school communities for receiving the highest honors for academic achievement and academic growth as measured by the Colorado Department of Education.