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Our Mission

Dower Elementary is a community of learners where students, families, and staff grow and learn to achieve success.

ESEA Report Cards Available

The 2016 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) report cards provide school data at the state, school district and school building level. ESEA report cards may be downloaded from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Web site at here or by contacting the school at the number listed above.

Please note: Due to the amount of data available on the Web page, it may take several minutes to download the information.

District Mission

The mission of Clover Park School District is to teach each child what he or she needs to know to succeed and contribute to the community.


Elementary School


Jennifer Moore,


7817 John Dower Rd W, Lakewood WA 98499 • 253-583-5240 Fax: 253-583-5248

Student, Parent and Community Involvement

Parents and community members are a vital part of the Dower program. Our volunteer program is an integral part of our program. Involvement opportunities include:


At Dower, we strive for all students to be at school EVERY DAY, ALL DAY, and ON TIME. We know that improved attendance equals improved success!

Classroom volunteers

Volunteers are always welcome!! Our Parent Support Coordinator helps place people in areas they feel most comfortable.

Kids at Hope

Dower is a Kids at Hope school, where we believe that all students are capable of success. Our staff works hard to connect with each child to learn about their abilities, interests and goals and we look for ways to incorporate those into their learning each day.

One-on-one tutors

Volunteers are trained to work with students in reading and math. A special focus of our tutors is working with primary students on phonics through the use of small group activities.


The Dower PTA is very active and involved in all school activities. Their operations directly benefit students and the school. They sponsor book fairs, special assemblies and programs, family dinners, books for students and fundraising activities.


The site-council is made up of parents, community members and staff. Its purpose is to help make the decisions and policies that operate the school and increase student achievement. Each member represents a group and helps ensure that everything we do at Dower meets your needs. The site-council meets on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are open for community input.

School Improvement Plan

Dower Elementary will pursue the following goals in order to enhance the learning environment and opportunities and increase student performance and achievement.

1. By June 2017, students will meet or exceed grade level expectations and disparities among all subgroups will be eliminated as measured by state, district, and classroom assessments.

Facility Use

Our school and fields are used by a variety of groups on a daily basis. These groups include: parents, churches, sports teams, scouts, youth groups and community groups.


Basic - $1,952,643
Title 1/LAP - 207,488
Other allocations - 8,342
Total budget - 2,168,473


District average per-pupil expenditure in 14-15.................................. 11,806.10