Looking for an exceptional educational experience for your child? Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has delivered an excellent education to tens of thousands of students for a century.
D38’s legacy is showcased in our students, accomplishments, staff, and community. Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado, an honor earned by only 10% of Colorado school districts. This rating is based on achievement and growth on state assessments, along with such postsecondary measures as graduation rates, drop-out rates, college entrance exams, and college matriculation rates. D38 graduation rates are at or above 96% annually, which is well above state and national averages. D38 has received this honor since the program’s inception.
Accolades such as Advanced Placement Honor Roll, Colorado Teacher of the Year, Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year, CoSPRA Communicator of the Year, NAMM Best Communities for Education substantiate our expertise. Extra-curricular programs garner multiple regional and state athletic championships year after year which result in various coach of the year recognitions in addition to countless individual student honors. Our music programs receive numerous national and regional recognitions. D38 graduates receive millions of dollars in college scholarships. Our staff and administrators are involved in leadership roles of state professional education organizations. Additionally, our robotics, chess, DECA, and Odyssey of the Mind programs also receive state and national recognition. We provide a Home School Enrichment Academy which serves over 100 students. This level of sustained success and commitment benefits every child in our care. All D38 schools offer a premier education that supports innovative and relevant programming for all students at all grade levels.
D38 provides multiple pathways to successful futures for our students. We offer full-day kindergarten and preschool. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programs abound. Gifted and Talented programs thrive at every LPSD school. Online offerings and concurrent enrollment options round out our curriculum. More than 85% of LPSD graduates plan to continue on to post-secondary education.
Furthermore, the parents and community members of the Tri-Lakes area demonstrate remarkable support. The level of volunteerism and committee involvement at every level undergirds the success of this school district by providing hours of service, significant fundraising, and substantial financial grants. Education is truly a team effort here.
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is located in northern El Paso County and serves just under 7000 students in Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmoor, and the northern Black Forest area. D38 has five elementary schools (grades pK-6), one middle school (grades 7-8), two high schools (grades 9-12), and one charter school (grades K-8). This beautiful area maintains a small town aesthetic with easy access to outdoor and big city amenities.
LPSD students remain among the best prepared for future global success because D38 educators inspire and empower strong citizens. We educate because we care about today’s students and all of our futures. As Lee Iacocca states, “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.” We don’t settle. We love what we do. We are honored to serve our community.
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