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 has received the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) highest accreditation rating eight out of nine years--more than any other metro-area school district. 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 Littleton, Town of Columbine Valley, and portions of the municipalities of Bow Mar, Centennial, Greenwood Village and the City of Englewood.
With about 15,000 students, LPS offers a comprehensive education from preschool through Grade 12. 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 has a number of preschools and all LPS elementary schools provide free, full-day kindergarten. Additionally, all LPS elementary schools offer tuition-based before- and after-school 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 200,000 hours of their time to the district every year. The Littleton Public Schools Foundation (LPSF) has provided $6.5 million to LPS schools.
With a continued commitment to excellence and postsecondary workforce readiness, Littleton Public Schools offers a premier education in a safe and community-oriented environment.