About D38

  • LPSD Logo Lewis-Palmer School District 38

    Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is located in El Paso County, Colorado and serves more than 6,500 students in the Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmoor, and the northern Black Forest areas. D38 has five elementary schools (preK to grade six), one middle school (grades seven to eight), and two high schools (grades nine to 12). All D38 schools offer a premier education that supports innovative and relevant programming for students at all grade levels. LPSD students remain among the best prepared for future global success because D38 believes in fostering local, national, and global stewardship to create strong citizens who will secure a better world. This is WHY we educate. 

     2017-2018: A Few Highlights

    • LPSD Superintendent, Karen Brofft, was named the 2018 Communicator of the Year by the Colorado School Public Relations Association (CoSPRA) 
    • Three LPSD schools won John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards 
      • Lewis-Palmer High School, Prairie Winds Elementary School, Ray E Kilmer Elementary School
    • LPSD was selected among the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation
    • LPSD's high schools received the College Success Award from GreatSchools 
    • Palmer Ridge High School ranked 13th among the Best High Schools in Colorado according to U.S. News & World Report
    • LPSD's high schools won four Colorado State Championships
      • Palmer Ridge High School Football, Lewis-Palmer High School Volleyball, Palmer Ridge High School Girls' Field Hockey, Palmer Ridge High School Boys' Cross Country 

    Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Distinctions

    • Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado
    • Gifted and Talented programs at every LPSD school
    • Full-day kindergarten and preschool offerings
    • Homeschool Academy weekly enrichment opportunities
    • Acclaimed music, art, sports, and activity programs
    • Highly-qualified teachers; more than 60% of LPSD teachers have earned a master's or doctoral degree
    • Named to the College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll four times
    • LPSD students consistently place in the top 10% for college entrance and state exams
    • More than 85% of LPSD graduates plan to continue on to post-secondary education