Blue Ribbon School: Lois Lenski Elementary
A rose by any other name smells just as sweet, and for the 600 students at Lois Lenski Elementary in Centennial, it’s pretty sweet, too. Opened for business in 1978, with a staff of 80, Lois Lenski Elementary is a 50 percent choice school. That means “if (parents) are interested in (bring their kids here), then there is a process by which they can complete an application to come here,” say principal Barbara Despain.