Superintendent Karen Brofft is retiring; therefore, LPSD will be hiring a new superintendent.
LPSD wants input from parents and community members regarding our new superintendent. Join us on Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m., at the District Administration Building in the Learning Center.
LPSD Ranked Third Best School District in Colorado
Among the Best School Districts in Colorado of 2019, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 was ranked third in a list of 25 districts, as reported by the Denver Business Journal. The Denver Business Journal reported this information based on comprehensive research done by Niche.
Some of the factors and methodology used in compiling this list included academics, teachers, culture and diversity, parent/student surveys, health and safety, sports, and more.
The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with college data, test scores, and ratings from Niche users.
LPHS nominated in "Best of the Springs" contest
Lewis-Palmer High School was nominated in the Gazette's Best of the Springs contest 2019.
To cast your vote, please visit the best of the springs' website, select "vote" at the top of the page, then select "family & health", submit an email address, and select LPSH in the high school list.
Voting will end on February 19, 2019.
LPSD Tied for Region's Highest Graduation Rate
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is one of two districts with the highest graduation rate in the region, according to the Colorado Department of Education. This year's percentage increased to 95.5, a jump from last year's 95.4 percent.
Lewis-Palmer and Palmer Ridge high schools were also in the top three schools with the highest graduation rates in the Pikes Peak Region, as reported by the Gazette. Graduation rates have increased to 80.7 percent statewide, according to the CDE.
Lewis-Palmer District 38 tied with Calhan RJ-1 for highest graduation rate in the region.
- Prairie Winds Elementary
- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School
This John Irwin award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science. More information is available in Schoolview. More information regarding LPSD and other Colorado districts' data is available through the CDE's online resource District Dashboard. The District Dashboard provides district and school level trend data in a variety of visual formats (graphs and charts) so that users can more easily see patterns.
LPSD Curriculum Adoption - Public Review
Lewis-Palmer School District #38 follows Board Policy IJ for the selection of core instructional programs selected for whole class use within the district’s schools.
Core instructional programs, including digital and print text and web-based programs, shall be available for inspection by students’ parents/guardians for a two-week period in a public setting. The community may access, review, and comment on the core instructional programs and books that are being considered during this period.
From January 14 – January 28, 2019, the recommended K – 5 Math, 7th Social Studies, 7th & 8th Health, 9th Earth Science, 10th/11th Chemistry, and 11th American History resources and materials will be available for public review and comment. Materials will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lewis-Palmer School District #38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132.
LPSD Employment Opportunities
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is looking for quality individuals to support immediate job openings for the following positions. More flexible, substitute positions are also available.
Food Service Workers,
Join a great team and support students. Work schedules align with your children's school calendar and open positions offer competitive wages and benefits. More information is available on LPSD's Personnel Services page. To apply for a specific position, visit LPSD's Job Listings.
LPSD Receives Financial Recognition
Early in May 2018, Lewis-Palmer School District received notification that the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International awarded the district with ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended 2017. According to ASBO, "This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting."
LPSD Finance Audit Results
Lewis-Palmer School District’s credit rating is again Aa2 which is above the nationwide school district median. Moody’s Investors Service, an independent credit rating agency, judged LPSD’s financial position as very strong exhibiting sound financial management. More information is available in Moody's Report.
Kindergarten Informational Night (Parents Only)
When: Tuesday, January15, 2019
Where: Kilmer Library
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Mr. Francis will talk with parents in the library starting at 5:00 pm. Families will also be able to tour the school, meet the Kindergarten teachers, and ask questions regarding Kindergarten.
Enrollment opens for the 2019-2020 school year, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:00 am. Enrollment is online at https://
For questions, call 719-488-4700.
Warm Clothing Drive
Dates: Dec. 4 - Jan. 25
Drop off: front foyer, near cafeteria
What: Clean, great condition, winter clothing...
Coats, Hats, Mittens/Gloves, Boots, Snow Pants
Why We Teach
At Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, we are dedicated to educating all students, honoring their individual growth, monitoring their achievements, and celebrating their successes. We set the foundation for lifelong learning, character development and the desire to achieve. We value the relationships with our school community and embrace a partnership of learning. It is our goal to create a trusting and safe environment where parents are proud to send their children and students are excited to attend.
- Drew Francis, Principal
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:30
Class Time: 8:50 (first bell); 8:55 (second bell) to 3:50
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.