Community Perception Survey
Student, Parent and Community Involvement
The community is encouraged to visit Clover Park High School (CPHS). We welcome the community to visit our classes, meet with our administration, and ask questions concerning our goals and vision for our learners.
The CPHS College, Career, and Service Fair is held in early October each year so students and parents can meet and greet local agency and business representatives, college admissions personnel, and volunteer coordinators. Additionally, for those parents of graduating seniors and juniors, we offer evening seminars for the family to discuss the demands of higher education, financial aid and scholarship information, and the college application process.
The school has a Web site about the programs in the school, upcoming events, a school calendar and information concerning the different departments and activities of CPHS.
Each Career and Technical Education program at CPHS collaborates with the local community to provide real-world experience for students. Some students are employed in a job related area during their study. In addition, business and professional people regularly serve as resource speakers.
The Air Force Junior ROTC program has developed a partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord through which our JROTC cadets gain access to field trips, drill competitions and classroom resources. Year after year, they have been recognized as an Outstanding Unit by the Air Force. As a group, they are actively involved in: Cities and Schools Fund Raiser; Caring for Kids Food Drive; Make a Difference Day; Pierce County Special Olympics; Lakewood Clean-up Day; and support the Chamber of Commerce with Military Appreciation events.
Student involvement has many forms at CPHS. The Associated Student Body of CPHS invites students to develop leadership skills that can be applied responsibly in school. These student leaders take an active part in hosting Inter-High Conferences for local high schools, with the goals being to improve their worth in their immediate school settings. Nearly seventy juniors and seniors serve as mentors to incoming ninth grade students. Our Honor Society members have established a connection with Park Lodge Elementary students by providing a “study table” for them twice a week. This outreach helps children in our community while also instilling a sense of service and responsibility in the high school tutors. Our Air Force Junior ROTC cadets have adopted a two mile stretch of Gravelly Lake Drive, which they maintain on a regular basis. The Science Club works with the Clover Creek Clean-up Project and Cascade Blood Services. As a member of the Lakewood Community, Clover Park High School also has youth representation on the Lakewood City Council.
Clover Park High School’s Arlington Project, which memorializes American service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, continues to be of significant importance to the Lakewood community and service member stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. CPHS will continue to honor the dignity and courage of those men and women who have served and sacrificed themselves in the name of freedom and liberty. Meaningful community service and commitment will remain as the guiding principles by which CPHS measures the success of students and graduates.
School Improvement Plan
- By June 2017, CPHS will implement further structural and instructional changes to personalize education by refining the smaller learning communities within CPHS. A ninth grade academy will promote student academic and social success to help ready students for excellence.
- By June 2017:
- CPHS students who participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment will meet or exceed all required test areas..
- CPHS students who participate in the reading HSPE will exceed the Washington State average by 3%.
- CPHS students will be citizenship, career, and college (education after high school) ready as measured by increasing the extended graduation rate by 2% annually–from 82% to 84% in 2017.
- By June 2017, CPHS students who participate in the writing and reading HSPE assessments will have 50% reduction in the gap between school scores and state average scores.
- By June 2017, the climate at CPHS will be improved by raising the level of mutual respect, trust and pride for all stakeholders through the utilization Safe and Civil Schools best practice as measured by the Center for Educational Excellence climate surveys of the stakeholders.
- By June 2017, a culture of rigor/high expectations for student achievement will be developed in the classroom by modeling, establishing norms, setting rubrics, and implementing professional development through implementation of Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Evaluation model, and other training.
- By June 2017, CPHS will have implemented AVID Elective classes for the 9th, 10th and 11th grades as well as implementing AVID aligned core instructional strategies school-wide.
Clover Park High School facilities and adjoining athletic fields are used extensively for community programs. The gymnasium has been thoroughly revamped and a new, state-of-the-art score board has been installed to enhance the reporting of statistics, game play, and results in volleyball, basketball, and wrestling. The baseball field has been recently renovated.
Through the City of Lakewood, the Clover Park pool is used for recreational swimming programs, including lessons. A community-based basketball program is conducted on weekends in the gymnasium. The Performing Arts Center hosts many community events each year, including variety shows, dance recitals, concerts, and church services. The baseball and soccer fields are used through much of the year by youth and recreational leagues. Information about facility usage is available by calling the CPHS main office.
Basic/Voc Ed - $6,247,290
Title 1/LAP - 301,920
CTE - 1,212,030
Other allocations - 33,099
Total budget - 7,804,339
District average per-pupil expenditure in 14-15.................................. 11,806.10