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Littleton High School

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Posted May 23, 2014

Littleton HS school provides a wonderful learning environment for all kids. This school is truly unusual because the student body is not cliquey. Students are highly involved and the faculty truly cares about the students, they are dedicated to the students success. There is an energy in that building that is indescribable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

First of all, I'm a freshman here at Littleton High School. I completely disagree with the negative post below. I feel my teachers are very able at their job, and, I feel I can ask them at any time for extra help. In fact, I get quite a bit of extra math help. Anyway, this school is extremely diverse. I feel completely okay with being who I am in this school, unlike another school I went to. This school is excellent. I love going here. I will miss it so much when I graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2014

I agree with the spirit of the review below, but it's totally not representative of our school. We don't have fights or drug issues, and are a pretty "sheltered" community compared to 90% of high schools. We've got a much more tight-knit community than AHS or HHS and our school is slightly more diverse, less judgmental, and more accepting... But that doesn't mean we're a complacent student body of druggies and 'gangstas' like the person below makes it sound. For the most part, we're a student body of dedicated, motivated and intellectual kids. We have a faculty of dedicated, caring and consummate professionals. Sure we have people who don't care, who don't try, and who are disadvantaged, but that's not nearly the majority. Most of us are in AP or IB, and working to get in the best colleges we can. As a senior, I'm honored to be in an environment surrounded by people so dedicated to their education. And I'm glad I choose to go to such an open, accepting school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2014

I'm a junior at this school, and i think its an amazing place to spend my four years, ive been here since my freshmen yearm and i believe that even though we are considered the "lousy" one of the 3 littleton high schools, we are extremely close as one. Every school has drug issues, and fights, and all the negative things we are an IB WORLD SCHOOL . diversity is extremely important to us at LHS we dont judge kids because there not white --- cough Arapahoe cough Heritage cough.. our school is one amazing place.. some teachers are mean, and really tough .. but most are really caring and will actually remember you years after you have them.. it is a great school to be in .. haters can hate LHS LION PRIDEEEEEEEE!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2013

I couldn't disagree more with the negative review below. I'm in my junior year at LHS and have yet to have any struggles with my teachers. Of the ~22 or so I've had so far, 18 have been absolutely excellent, and the others okay. They've all been ready, willing and eager to help me. They've also all willing to listen to their student's feedback. I don't understand how the reviewer below - a sophomore - could write about IB teachers. IB starts junior year, and the IB teachers teach all IB classes (for the most part), so how they would have any experience with IB Teachers, I don't know. Maybe they had one teacher who taught an IB class as well, but it's impossible that they'd have multiple as a sophomore. And I've heard nothing but good things about my IB Teachers that I have this year. Littleton's community (including staff) are predominately nice, supporting, inclusive and wiling to help. It's a great school, and I don't, for one second, regret choosing LHS. P.S. Students who take honors, AP or IB classes do have a lot of homework. If you don't want a lot, then don't choose those classes. And if you're up until 2am, start your homework earlier and not at 11 o'clock at night.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2013

I am currently a sophomore at Littleton High School and came to Littleton High School from a Jeffco School. I wanted to go to Littleton because I liked their IB program and passing rate. But when I came to Littleton High School, I wasn't prepared for the way they taught me. I tried to ask the teachers for help but they didn't want to help me or had other classmates answer my question for them. I don't feel that the staff is well-trained. Also most of the teachers are mean and some AP and IB teachers curse their students. I have personally experienced this. Take my word, these school is not worth going to. They only focus on their IB students. If you are planning to go to Littleton, either for AP or IB, just realize that this school will give you a butt load of homework. I am usually up doing homework until 2 am. Hope this helps make your decision.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2013

This school has absolutely marvelous teachers who really care about the students and are extremely responsible. The principal Dr. Oaks is a strong and enthusiastic leader. Kids choice into this school from all over Denver, Littleton, and other surrounding areas for the great classes as well as the outstanding IB program. The arts classes at this school are amazing. Students are encouraged to try new things and participate in many different activities. This school is Down-to-Earth and non-pretentious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Excellent school. Could not ask for a better experience. We have two daughters, one who graduated in 2009, and one to graduate in 2011. We open enfroll from out of district, and felt that this was one of the best options in South Denver. Language Arts, Science, and Performing Arts are all top notch. You will easily find a place here without the snobbery of the nearby Douglas County High Schools. A+ rating, send your kids here, you won't be sorry!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I'm alumni of Littleton High School, and my high school experience was outstanding. Between the teachers, the environment, and everything, it was just a great deal of fun. Go Lions!


Posted August 26, 2009

Littleton High School is one of Colorado's top high schools for many reasons. First of all, Littleton High School has created an engaging learning environment that encourages students to achieve their full academic potential. Students learn in a collaborative and supportive style that develops lifelong learners. Littleton High School offers regular academic classes, Honors Classes, Advanced Placement, IB Classes and Special Needs Classes. The richness of this broad academic offering is unparallelled. Secondly, Littleton recognizes that diversity is a strength and can better prepare students for life beyond Littleton. Students learn to appreciate differences, collaborate in solving problems and are being prepared to be great global citizens. Third, Littleton offers a broad range of extracurricular programs with the encouragement students to try as many of them as possible. The complete high school experience - excellence in academics, raising social awarenes and broad extracurricular participation makes Littleton High School an extraordinary experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

As a parent of a sophmore here I think that this school is one of the best in the metro area. There are not many like this one around anymore, all students are encouaged to participate in any and all things that intrest them, and the staff is more than outstanding. Parents are involved to the point that during some functions some have to be turned away from helping because we get in eachothers way...lol Just an AWSOME plsce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I am currently a student at LHS and I think it is a great school. This school has great teachers and fun classes. Almost everyone is kind and not snobbish at all. There is a lot of different electives to chose from, there are technology, theater, painting and music classes. There are also lots of afterschool programs. Overall, its a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

the best high school in the enitre city of littleton
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

it is a great school, but here is too many off periods. the classes give too much hw. the schoole has no diversity at all. It is very snobby, cliquey


Posted August 17, 2008

This is an amazing school and I'd recommend it to anyone. I'm currently a junior at LHS and I love this school very much. There's so much to do in terms of activities and the curriculum's great and challenging. And then there's the fun awesome classes like Painting and Drama. There's also the IB Program, which I'm in, so I don't know that much about it as yet. There's a play and a musical every year that the students put on and so, they've all been great. There a a great musical a few years ago called Urinetown; you had to pay to pee. lol It was pretty funny. There's all different kinds of students here and everyone's nice. It's very easy to make friends too, and I don't talk much either. So if you're out going and social, you'll have no problem at all!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2008

LHS provides a challenging curriculum and a great enviornment to learn in. Littleton High School has prepaired me for better things to come.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2008

The preparation Littleton gave me made college a breeze. I was able to do the IB program, become fluent in Spanish, make All-State Choir, win two Swimming State Championships, and be an All-American. I know Littleton from the perspective of a motivated, talented student, and if your students are driven to succeed, they have more tools at their disposal at Littleton than at Arapahoe and Heritage.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2007

Teachers are very dedicated and interested in the student's success. Drama and music departments are excellent. The faculty focus on the kids who want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

I have a freshman who is PreIB. We as a family have felt warmly welcomed to the school. He is challenged in the upper level classes but the classes that all students are required to take are simplistic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

All three of my children graduated from Littleton High. They found the classes challenging and the teachers accessible and supportive. As a parent I found the teachers communicative with the home and always available to help understand my kids position in the growing world.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible19%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female44%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students54%
Female61%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

84%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 56%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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199 East Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80121
Phone: (303) 347-7700

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