School Information

Lansing Leopards logoLansing Elementary Community School

Address: 551 Lansing Street Aurora, Colorado 80010
Phone: 303-364-8297
Fax: 303-326-1224
School Type: Elementary: Preschool-5th grade
School District: Aurora Public Schools (APS)
Political District: Adams-Arapahoe 28J

Hours of Operation

School Hours: 7:40am-2:15pm
First Bell Rings: 7:40am
Tardy Bell Rings: 7:45am
Last Bell Rings: 2:15pm
Office Hours: 7:15am-3:15pm

Communication with Our Families

We use a texting app called Talking Points. We encourage parents download the app to get the maximum use of texting with the teachers and school staff.


We open our doors at 7:30am for all students. Although the first bell does not ring until 7:40am, we want to give students the chance to come in to school, unpack and eat breakfast. Breakfast is served to all students for free, regardless of your family's financial situation. We hope this 'soft start' gives you and your child a stress-free start to the school day.


Preschool Days: Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (No preschool on Fridays)

Preschool Hours: AM Session: 7:40am-10:30am, PM Session: 11:30am-2:15pm

Mascot: Leopard

Colors: Blue and White

School Purpose Statement: Through the design of equitable experiences, we empower learners to develop agency within their community.

School Vision: Our vision at Lansing Elementary is to empower students to acquire, demonstrate, articulate and value knowledge and skills that will support them, as life-long learners, to participate in and contribute to the global community and practice the core values of the school: positivity, respect, integrity, determination and empathy.

School Mission:

Our mission at Lansing Elementary is to empower all learners' access through the provision of:

  • highly aligned standards and curriculum across grade levels and vertically in grade bands
  • highly effective teachers, focused on improving student outcomes, through their commitment to ongoing professional development, quality teaching, evidence based practices, coaching and mentoring and collaboration
  • a comprehensive teaching and learning cycle that responds to student data and adjusts instruction to meet the needs of our learners
  • a quality, inclusive learning environment that is responsive to student voice
  • opportunities for community and parents to participate in learning and decision making partnerships

Positive Behavior Intervention Support Acronym:

PRIDE: Positive, Respectful, Integrity, Determined, Empathy

Center-Based Programming: DHH

We are the center-based program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (DHH). This means that the resources needed to serve theses students are centered at our school and these students are bussed to our school to access these resources. These resources include specially-trained, licensed Teachers of the Deaf, Audiologists, Sign-Language Interpreters, and other students who identify as deaf to build a Deaf community. We are privileged to have about 40 DHH students as part of our school.

Center-Based Programming: Significant Support Needs

For students with physical and cognitive needs, we have two center-based programs. Both programs have a speciality in Deaf and Hard of Hearing resources as both of these programs are taught by licensed teachers of the deaf. Our preschool program, taught by Mrs. Angel Treviño, serves children ages 3-5. Our school age program, taught by Ms. Michelle Lord, serves children ages 5-11, from kindergarten through 5th grade.

Student Demographics (Updated 3-1-22)

  • 351 students in grades Preschool-5th grade
  • 80% Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL): We are a Title 1 School
  • 46% English Language Learners (ELL)
  • 28.4% Students with an Inpidualized Education Plan
  • 3% Gifted
  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.7% Asian
  • 21.9% Black or African American
  • 50.9% Hispanic or Latino
  • 10.8% White
  • 2.7% Native Hawaiian or OPI
  • 7.5% Two or More Races
  • 5.9% Student Stability

Class Sizes

At Lansing, we serve about 400 students in grades preschool-5th grade. We have between two and three sections at every grade level and our class sizes range from 18-25 students per class.

Staff Demographics

  • 83 staff members
    • 2 administrators
    • 16 classroom teachers, 4 specials teachers, 10 special education teachers, 3 coaches, 2 interventionists, 33 classified (support staff), 12 itinerant service providers, 3 student teachers
  • 57.81% White
  • 26.56% Hispanic
  • 12.5% Black
  • 1.56% Asian
  • 1.56% American Indian
  • 80% of our certified staff have advanced degrees with an average of 9 years of experience.
    • 18.75% of our staff have Bachelor's Degrees, 43.75% of our staff have Master's Degrees.
  • Our retention rate for teachers is 92%. This means teachers have stayed at Lansing to teach here because they love our students and our school.