The Littleton Public Schools (LPS) community is celebrating after receiving the state’s highest accreditation rating in 2014 for the fifth straight year.
According to a district press release, the district received the rating of “Accredited with Distinction” from the Colorado Department of Education, which is the highest accreditation rating given and is reserved for the state’s top performing school districts. In addition, LPS is the only school district in the Denver metro area to be Accredited with Distinction for five years.
“I cannot stress enough how significant this is. Earning the rating ‘Accredited with Distinction’ is very difficult, which is why it is so rare. To be able to earn this prestigious rating five years in a row is truly remarkable. It has a true ‘WOW!’ factor,” LPS Supt. Scott Murphy said in the release. “We are so proud of our students, our teachers, and all those who support their work. It is clear that the entire LPS community makes education a priority, and that’s why LPS continues to be the top achieving school district in the Denver metro area. This kind of academic achievement year after year is something we should all be proud of.”
According to the release, LPS met or exceeded its target goals in all four of these performance indicators: student academic achievement, academic growth, reducing academic growth gaps, and postsecondary and workforce readiness.
For more on LPS, go to littletonpublicschools.net.
This local update courtesy of your Littleton Community Expert.