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

Washington Report Cards Available

Washington State report cards provide school data at the state, school district and school building level. The report cards may be downloaded from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website here or by contacting the school at the number listed above.

District Mission

The mission of Clover Park School District is to ensure each child learns what he or she needs to know to succeed and contribute to th e community.



Elementary School


Megan Qualls,


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

Parent and Community Involvement

Parent and community engagement is key to student success. All parents, family and community members are invited to be involved in our school. We offer a variety of ways for interested individuals to support our students. Some examples include joining our parent organization, volunteer tutoring, chaperoning field trips, serving as a site council member and helping with school special events. Please contact us at the above number to learn more about getting involved with our school.

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 2018, 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 is used throughout the school year during non-school hours by parents, community organizations and recreation groups. A facility use application is required for use of our facility and can be obtained by calling 253-583-7354. The general condition of our school is rated as poor per the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction scoring guidelines.


Basic - $2,070,844
Title 1/Learning Assistance Program (LAP) - 365,955
Other allocations - 214,488
Special Education (SPED) - 450,399
Transitional Biligual Instructional Program (TBIP)- 77,966
Total budget - 3,179,652

District average per-pupil expenditure in 2016-17 - 14,561.08

Community Perception Survey

A summary of the district's 2017 community perception survey is available here.