Loveland High School
Founded over 125 years ago, Loveland High School is the oldest and largest school in Thompson School District with approximately 1,550 students and over 100 faculty and staff. It is steeped in history and tradition, and many alumni return as faculty members, coaches or parents. The first class of graduates left the institution in 1894, and the most recent location was opened in 1964. Before then the school was located in downtown Loveland where Bill Reed Middle School is located. Loveland High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, the inaugural class of which graduated in May 2009.
LHS engages a growing number of students in both the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for 9th and 10th grades and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in grades 11 and 12. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are also available in many subjects. LHS offers JROTC, a Seal of Biliteracy for students, and enrolls over 150 students each year in the district’s only American Sign Language courses.
Staff believe in developing each student to be the best they can be in all aspects. Learning is personalized so students work closely with teachers to demonstrate proficiency and to excel in areas of strength. Courses are also available in drawing, painting, photography, metalsmithing, sculpture, Spanish, French, German, culinary arts, drama, speech, construction, computer science, robotics, business, and marketing.
Sports / Extracurricular
LHS has numerous academic organizations, school-sponsored activities and student-initiated clubs recognizing individual interests. Community involvement is highly encouraged, and over 50% of the student body participates in school activities outside the classroom. LHS consistently has one of the top-performing marching bands in the state (State Champions in 2019 and 2022), an award-winning theatre program, and remains highly competitive in all 4A/5A sports.