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 all eight years it has been offered. 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 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 more than 190,000 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 among the highest graduation rates and the lowest dropout rates of any high schools in the Denver metro area.
  3. 90 percent of LPS graduates indicate that they plan to attend college or post-secondary education. Annually, LPS seniors 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 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 among the highest academically achieving school districts in the Denver metro area.
  8. LPS is the only Denver metro area school district to be Accredited with Distinction all eight years it has been awarded. 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 is the only Denver Metro Area school
district to receive the state's highest
academic accreditation rating,
"Accredited with Distinction,"
eight years in a row.