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Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021

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Littleton 6 (0140)

5776 SOUTH CROCKER STREET
LITTLETON, CO 80120

Students Info
14,132
Total Students Served
13,109
Non-Charter School Students
Serves Elementary School Grades Serves Middle School Grades Serves High School Grades Charter
SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Jonathan Levesque
Director of Finance
Littleton Public Schools
June 1, 2022
Arapahoe County School District Number Six, commonly referred to as Littleton Public Schools (LPS), has received the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) highest accreditation rating eight out of the nine years it has been offered. LPS has established a District Achievement Goal that states, "One hundred percent of LPS students will graduate prepared for meaningful post-secondary opportunities." The district operates one early childhood program at two facilities, thirteen elementary schools, ... Arapahoe County School District Number Six, commonly referred to as Littleton Public Schools (LPS), has received the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) highest accreditation rating eight out of the nine years it has been offered. LPS has established a District Achievement Goal that states, "One hundred percent of LPS students will graduate prepared for meaningful post-secondary opportunities." The district operates one early childhood program at two facilities, thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, one combined alternative middle school/high school program, and two charter schools. The number of students enrolled in fiscal year 2020–2021 was 13,912. The district encompasses approximately 28 square miles in western Arapahoe County in the southern portion of the Denver metropolitan area. The district’s boundaries include the town of Columbine Valley, the majority of the city of Littleton, and portions of the municipalities of Bow Mar, Centennial, Englewood, and Greenwood Village. This financial transparency website is the result of state legislation (HB 14-1292 The Student Success Act) that passed in 2014 for the Colorado Department of Education to create a website that translates the expenditures and revenues for school districts into a consistent format. To be consistent with federal reporting requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education, the method used on this website excludes certain records from revenue and expenditure totals. These records are excluded to avoid duplication or inflation of revenues and expenditures. This method is in contrast to the presentation in the district’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the district’s budgetary reporting. The district’s reports include all expenditures and revenues as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) defined through the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Below is a link to the district’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, which should be reviewed in conjunction with the use of this financial transparency website. The district’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report includes audited financials presented under GAAP along with a Management Discussion and Analysis: https://littletonpublicschools.net/annual-comprehensive-financial-report

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$12,715
Current Spending per Student
$12,542
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $137
  • State/Local
    $8,762
  • Total
    $8,899
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $499
  • State/Local
    $3,317
  • Total
    $3,816

Current District Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    79%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    21%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$142,024,675

View Learning Environment Breakdown

Operations Expenditures
Operations
$37,664,946

View Operations Breakdown

$179,689,621

Total

Long-Term Spending
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other

View Contruction Funds Breakdown

These expenditures are those not associated with day-to-day operation of school activities and, therefore, are not included in the per-student spending calculation. They are comprised of major construction projects, debt payments, acquisition of land, and other programs.

$172,866,526

Total

Total District-Allocated Spending

$352,556,146

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Funding and Revenues

Funding

  1. Local
    Local
    65%
  2. State
    State
    30%
  3. Federal
    Federal
    5%
Local Fundings and Revenues
Local
$146,999,330

View Local Fund Breakdown

State Fundings and Revenues
State
$67,802,405

View State Fund Breakdown

Federal Fundings and Revenues
Federal
$12,203,105

View Federal Fund Breakdown

$227,004,840

Total

Other Fundings and Revenues

Other revenues not received through local, state, or federal sources. They include proceeds from the sale of bonds, accrued interest, and other extraordinary items.

$29,813,234

Total

Total Funding

$256,818,074

View Property Tax Breakdown