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K-8
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Littleton, CO

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5301 S. Bannock
Littleton, CO 80120

(303) 734-1995
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May 08, 2014
We LOVE our school. The Administration is fabulous and very personable. They know each family and greet all the students every morning. It is like a small town and not just a school. The teachers have been amazing. They've gone that extra mile for each child. The Principal has helped us with our kids' special needs and making sure they feel safe and successful. She's the best! The front office treats everyone like they are the only person in the room and are very welcoming. The Paraprofessionals are top-knotch. My kids have been there for 7 years now and we have two more years left with the oldest. It will be a sad day when he graduates. I recommend this school for any family who wants great education, competent teachers and a strong administration. They all want the students to be successful because they look at each child as their own. Thanks, Littleton Prep Charter School! You're the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
Run. You will be sorry for putting your children here. The school moved locations, and has run into the ground.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
This school is a decent school, certainly better than what Denver schools offer. Their discipline is a bit absurd, particularly considering their lack of organization. Teachers are overall effective, but boasting about their 80% test pass rate, overlooks a 20% failure rate. Not ideal, but better than most these days. Definitely some wonderful, caring teachers. One horrible, pedantic one, however has ruined my child's self esteem with her criticism and threats, and callousness. Beware teacher DW. This is a nice school, just a bit more uppity about their record than a 20% fail rate justifies. Organization and communication is lacking, after school program pretty bad and ineffective. Kids are nice generally, no problems there. Morning drop off is insane (plan an extra 20 minutes to get through the line), school lunches are as gross and unhealthy as every school lunch program seems to be, but that is normal these days to consider chicken nuggets as"meat." With a few more years and weeding out a teacher or two, better communication and a good bus program, this could go from a decent school to a very good one.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
At this school, you aren't the only advocate for your child's educational success. Our son is in his third year here. The educational standards are excellent and the teaching staff really work with the individual paces and learning styles of each child through their precision placement system. More importantly, the administration is outstanding. The principal has a keen interest in each child's success and individual learning needs. It's so incredible to feel that, as a parent, you aren't alone in the challenges your specific child faces in their scholastic progress. They promote and ensure consistent communication to make sure everyone is working for your kid's success.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am very thankful for this school. The curriculum is great! My oldest is in 5th grade and has learned so much. The teachers and admin really care about my children and show it. my youngest is in the new pre-kindergarten class this year and I am very impressed by how much she has already learned this year! I know firsthand that there is not another school like this one. The school is strict, but the kids are there to learn, not socialize. I know that my children are in the best place to get the best education to set them up for the future! I am very pleased with this school and do not plan on changing schools. The new school this year is beautiful and very spacious, we love it! LPCS is the best!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
The curriculum is great and we love that kids moves into the next grade level in subjects they excel in. Tolerance for bad behavior is low, which is refreshing! They reward good behavior very consistently. As new parents we struggled to understand how things work, how to read the report cards, how to become involved with the school, etc. Nothing is very organized. The communication is poor at best. I tried contacting the principle multiple times with an issue and never got a response. There were many times I was waiting in line to speak with the front desk secretary and when students walked into the office, the secretary was rude and obviously frustrated with each student that came in; she didn't seem to mind that other parents were present and observed her unacceptable behavior. The monthly newsletters come out around the 15th instead of the 1st of the month. The website is rarely updated and contains old and expired information. They moved the school to a new location, which is an older warehouse. It does have a large playground. The parking is minimal and the process to drop off and pick up students is frustrating and way too time consuming.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
This is been a great school for my 7th grader who I had pulled from OLOL during the 2013 school year. He was accepted right away and the teachers were so great to him and helpful. The communication is great and the teachers really care! I am so excited for my 7th grader who will be in 8th grade next year at L. Prep that he will be ready for High School because of the great academics they have there and the skilled teachers. My other three school age kids will also be attending next year for their first year at L. Prep and I am so excited for them!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2013
This school is amazing. Both of my children have excelled in this environment. The teaching staff is excellent and easily accessible for a conversation about how my children can best move forward and overcome any issues that may arise. The PTO is working hard at creating a great social environment and community for our school. My husband and I are thrilled with the level of attention and support our children receive and are grateful that we found this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
We absolutely love Littleton Prep. It's an excellent school. The Administration and Teachers make it an amazing place for children to thrive at learning and excel at life skills. It's a very positive, caring environment that emphasizes excellence and is open to all. Strongly recommend taking a look.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2012
my school is great, i know that because i go there and have been going there for my whole life! i am going to seventh grade and the teachers are amazing and the students are very respectful. if you are looking for a school for your child, i promise you this is the school of my choice and the school of many parents choices, too! :)

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2012
I Love This School. I Went To LPCS For 6th Grade And 1 Semester Of 7th Grade. I Wish I Could've Gone Until 8th But Couldn't Due To My Attendance. I Personally Think The Teachers There And The Environment Is Amazing. I Definitely Would Recommend This School.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2012
Lots of structure for children as well as the parents. If your child does well in this kind of environment then he or she will excel academically, and the curriculum is excellent. There seems to be a disconnect between teachers and administration. The parent's organization, POPS, exists for the most part to raise money to give a very large yearly gift to the school and is run by the teachers, although there is always a 'token' parent on the board. You will not find well run social programs at this school although they half heartedly try. I have no idea what the comment about a baseball and drama activites means because these also are 'kinda' activites for just a few students. The atmosphere is very strict, days are very long, so a lot of energy is put into disciplining those kids that can not meet those standards, so even if your kid does well in this environment he or she might get minimal attention.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
This is a great school! We have been so thrilled with our decision to send our children here. Our first child transfered to LPCS after a few years at our neighborhood school-- this has been a HUGE improvement. The structure is fabulous, and the teachers and staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
After reading previous comments I am extremely dejected-- it sounds like Littleton Prep is the best school with wonderful teachers and excited students. My experience has not been great. My son has gone from a high performing student to a sullen demoralized kid because of the excessive and overbearing discipline enforced by the school. My kid who never saw the inside of a principal's office in his previous school, was suspended twice-once for talking back to the Dean ( disrespectful, yes- but age appropriate for a 12 year old), and most recently suspended for two days for talking in class. This school is great apparently for kids who start in kindergarten and become part of the school culture early. But transfer kids beware- the administration does nothing to help new kids acclimate and are quick to single kids out as troublemakers with suspension and exclusion used to enforce discipline.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2009
Love a school that is not pushing it's views on my child! Love the staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
I can't say enough good things about this school. Beyond the outstanding education our daughter is getting, the school has such a warm and inviting feeling... I am amazed every day at the quality of the principal and staff. They truly care about their students, and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Littleton Prep has the most caring teachers, and a fantastic parent's organization (POPS)!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2009
My daughter just finished Kindergarden 2008-2009. We love Littleton Prep! The teachers, enviornement and education are above avarage. It is amazing how much she learned and we hope to continue with Littleton Prep until 8th Grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2008
I have been an active parent at Littleton Prep for three years and find the longer I keep my children there the more disappointed I become. I will not be bringing my children back next year because I find that the current principal in far too uneducated(ask for her credentials) and inexperienced to hold the school to the standards we all hope for our children's education. Upon trying to discuss several issues either in reguards to my younger or older child I found a genuine uninterest from the administration and sadly the teachers. I have seen dramatic changes over the last two years- good staff and administrationa are leaving as well as the children are becoming more high need. Becuase the good teachers are leaving the quality students are leaving as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
My children both attend Littleton Prep and it is an excellent school! The structure and discipline is well formed, yet compassionate and beneficial. The curriculum is excellent, and the staff go above and beyond to make it a wonderful learning environment for children. There is plenty of communication between parents and teachers, in fact, a certain amount of parent involvement is expected at this school. And anytime I have felt I've not gotten enough feedback, or had a concern about my child - the teachrs and staff have been more than willing to listen, communicate or find a solution to the problem. While I strongly suspect my very precocious, active and easily bored child would be labelled a 'troublemaker' at other local schools, both my children thrive at LPCS. There is no reason to be bored - no child's needs or abilities are overlooked or unmet. It's great!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
In the beginning, I was very impressed with LPCS based on the level of knowledge and curriculum that my daughter was bringing home. Even in Kindergarten I was amazed everyday with her growing knowledge. She is now almost finished with 2nd grade and I am pulling her out of the school. The quality of the curriculum has not gone down, it is the school's participation and genuine caring for a student's success that has me disappointed. My daughter repeatedly gets the same remarks on her report card but with no assistance or communication from the teachers. She brings home assignments and tests with 80-100% and yet gets poor grades on report cards with negative remarks. The lack of communication and support from the teachers is heart breaking. I can't believe a school that offers such advanced material and education has failed to pay attention to the students themselves.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
As a parent I was very disappointed with the education my sons were receiving in the public schools and desperately wanted better for them. I found LPCS by chance, It has turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened to our family! The curriculum is structured so that no one fails, all the children are able to learn at their own level with the love, and guidance, and the addition of Core Knowledge from the LPCS amazing staff. Both of my boys are flourishing at this school and my husband and I have faith in the ability of this staff to give our kids the best education possible. A special thank you to Ms. Spafford and Ms. Tomasetti, for helping us mold our boys into amazing young men!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2006
We attended Littleton Prep. Charter School for 2 years with great expectations. We were deeply disappointed. From the top administration and parent governing board to the teachers and staff, there was great dissention at this school about the vision/charter and daily running of the school. My hope is, with time, things will dramatically improve here providing a great option for parents/children who are not pleased with the public school choices.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
LIttleton Prep Charer school was founded as a traditional academic school guided by a mission of high academic achievement. Its instruction heavily relies on the direct instruction methodology combined with the Core Knowledge curriculum. Ability grouping is employed for skills classes, such as math, spelling, reading and English. 65% of the student body comes from outside the Littleton District and 30% is minority, yet the school matches the average score of other Littleton District schools. Students wear uniforms. Discipline problems appear to be less severe than the average public school in its surrounding area. Music, art and sports programs are limited or offered on a part-time basis. The school is a good choice for parents wanting their child to get a good solid traditional education in an environment less prone to the types of social and discipline problems that can plauge many public schools, especially in the middle school grades.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
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August 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
This school is amazing! My son is has mild learning disabilities, but has absolutely thrived here. The school is definitely academically rigorous, so it isn't for everyone. But if you want a very high-quality, traditional-style education for your child, and your child is willing to work for it, this is the place. The teachers are truly fabulous, the curriculum is research-based and rock-solid, and the school environment is extremely positive and orderly, while still being 'kid-friendly.' This isn't one of those all-white, upper-middle class typical suburban schools. The student body is very diverse - something we searched for. The school has a unique leadership structure (three directors instead of one principal) that works very well and really utilizes each director's experience and strengths. Parent communication is excellent, with a great school-wide newsletter, website, classroom newsletters and prompt telephone calls. Parents are happy, kids are happy, and test scores look really great!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
no rating May 24, 2005
This school started with a fine principal and had rapidly increasing test scores despite drawing a lot of students who came with reading, math and language deficits. Unfortunately, quality has declined since departure of original principal and most of staff in middle school 5-8. The eighth grade math pass rate is dropping towards zero. Current principal and board appear to have no idea what is going on and no plan to address problems.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
I am the parent of 4 children and have been around education for 26 years. I have been involved with this school for seven years and I can truly say that this school has outstanding, committed teachers and directors. The level of individual support for students is unprecedented. I only wish this school had been around for my two older children.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
My daughter had been attending LPCS since 2003. I am severely disappointed in the overall experience she has had. There seems to be no attempt to get the kids involved in extracurricular activites, and when they are offered, only a certain grade average is allowed. Kids under that are unable to participate and, I feel, are deprived the opportunity to make friends and have an enjoyable time. I have called both the principal NEVER called me back, While I have called repeatedly, he won't return the calls. While they teach great things, the school is very detached from dealing with problems and issues. If it's a negative issue, they ignore it. I will be pulling her out!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 16, 2004
Our children are thriving in this school. They are challenged in their individual areas of talent. The staff really truly cares about our children. We appreciate the discipline. Keep up the good work LPCS! Cheryl Scally

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
I transferred my kids in 2001. Both have gone from mediocre students in the public school system to 'A' & 'B' students here. The curriculum is much more challenging and provides students with what they really need to know in all subjucts. Students are placed at the level they fit best in each individual subject. I have a 5 yr. old who will be starting kindergarten here next fall. I woldn't dream of sending my kids anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2003
We enrolled our 5yr old daughter in the kindergarten program in 2002, she is now entering 1st grade. I can't not begin to say enough wonderful things about the school and staff. Each and every day we are impressed and delighted at the improvement she makes and the sheer joy she expresses in regards to her school. At the age of 6 she is already completed math at a third grade level and has learned the joy of reading. Add to this the level of respect, responsibility and positive attitude taught and presented to the students by the staff and you have a school that truly cares about each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
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Littleton Prep Charter School
5301 S. Bannock, Littleton, CO  80120
(303) 734-1995
Last modified Littleton Prep Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Littleton Prep Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top