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 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. 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. 

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 among the highest graduation rates and the lowest dropout rates of any high schools in the Denver metro area.
  3. 85% of LPS graduates indicate that they plan to attend college or post-secondary education. Annually, LPS graduates earn more than $40 million in college scholarships.
  4. LPS consistently has a high number of National Merit Scholars, Boettcher Scholars, Presidential Scholars and 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. More than 18 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 among the highest academically achieving school districts in the Denver metro area.
  8. LPS has been Accredited with Distinction eight out of nine years--more than any other Denver metro area school district. 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 12,000 Chromebooks are used by students every day. 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.

A world class education prepares all students to succeed in a global society.

LPS  has been Accredited with Distinction – the Colorado Department of Education's highest academic accreditation rating – eight of nine years, more than any other Denver metro-area school district!