Dower Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 7817 Dower Rd West
       Lakewood, WA  98499-2333


(253) 583-5240

District: Clover Park School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
881st of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,016 Help

Students who attend Dower Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lochburn Middle School
High:    Clover Park High School
    General William H. Harrison Preparatory School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  284

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
92.5%
Measles:
94.3%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
27.8%
White:
26.1%
Two or more races:
18.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.5%

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Compare Details Dower Elementary School ranks worse than 75.4% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 9th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Clover Park School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Dower Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (27.8%), White (26.1%), two or more races (18.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dower Elementary School is 13.8, which is the 3rd best among 16 elementary schools in the Clover Park School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dower Elementary School is $13,016, which is the 3rd highest among 16 elementary schools in the Clover Park School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Dower Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dower Elementary School 881st of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Dower Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Clover Park School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Clover Park School District 177th of 245 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dower Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.25 271st 1026 73.6%
2005 45.16 597th 1031 42.1%
2006 19.69 920th 1051 12.5%
2007 26.90 840th 1069 21.4%
2008 32.71 770th 1067 27.8%
2009 43.54 653rd 1072 39.1%
2010 24.74 890th 1088 18.2%
2011 38.44 727th 1092 33.4%
2012 35.71 780th 1097 28.9%
2013 43.00 682nd 1106 38.3%
2015 31.35 777th 1067 27.2%
2016 50.60 530th 1053 49.7%
2017 33.99 725th 1056 31.3%
2018 24.35 827th 1054 21.5%
2019 37.19 733rd 1136 35.5%
2021 32.43 711th 1107 35.8%
2022 25.70 881st 1169 24.6%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, June 23, 2017

Open Quote Our child attended Dower for two years. She had two great teachers, Ms.Fowler and Mrs. Whitaker. The only good things my we will take from the school is they do a great job teaching to be respectful! Other then that I absolutely hated the school. The pickup area is an accident waiting to happen. The office is not professional and they have attitudes in there at times which is not acceptable! MRS. Shattuck was always nice though. My daughter has severe allergies and was given food over 20 times that she should not have had. I got responses like "oh I forgot " and " I have so many kids to remember" well I tell ya what that is NOT an excuse! Instead of spending money on new computers that kids that young should not be in in the first place, maybe spend it in training the staff how to follow a care plan! And how to safely get kids to their cars at pick up! I have the simplest instruction...never give my child any food I will send any and all she needs with her. They couldn't even follow it. I worked in healthcare over 10 years and had to remember way more about my patients and I would have been fired had I given a patient foods they were not supposed to have. There is no excuse. The last straw was when she came home with a peanut bar. Be proud Dower staff, if she had eaten it she might not be here! We gave out home back and all the $$$ we put into it and moved her to a different district. When I called the district about all the issues the response was to homeschool my child. Um no! She has every right to a proper education just like all other kids. How about train your staff properly! This school also does not have music or art or anything fun! They make the kids run at their recess. Recess should be free play! They are too stuck on test scores but the way they run it is just hurting the kids. Wayyyyy too much homework. I am so glad we moved! Best decision ever! I do not recommend this school if your child has any food allergies or medical issues at all. And I do not recommend if your child has any learning issues. It pretty much sucked! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dower Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 310 77 46 9 5 n/a n/a 0 447
1989 340 68 47 16 7 n/a n/a 0 478
1990 340 69 47 24 10 n/a n/a 0 490
1991 357 76 50 23 13 n/a n/a 0 519
1992 319 81 47 26 13 n/a n/a 0 486
1993 327 76 45 21 11 n/a n/a 0 480
1994 310 111 50 28 11 n/a n/a 0 510
1995 277 99 51 26 16 n/a n/a 0 469
1996 277 99 51 26 16 n/a n/a 0 469
1997 230 84 39 39 6 n/a n/a 0 398
1998 197 78 34 30 3 n/a n/a 0 342
1999 161 87 34 29 3 n/a n/a 0 314
2000 150 91 23 18 0 n/a n/a 0 282
2001 143 63 28 29 4 n/a n/a 0 267
2002 133 78 24 29 4 n/a n/a 0 268
2003 133 78 24 29 4 n/a n/a 0 268
2004 138 81 19 25 4 n/a n/a 0 267
2005 141 73 28 31 6 n/a n/a 0 279
2006 156 95 24 36 4 n/a n/a 0 315
2007 125 63 22 22 3 n/a n/a 11 246
2008 136 60 36 38 6 n/a n/a 15 291
2009 125 62 34 37 5 n/a n/a 33 296
2010 107 78 36 33 4 n/a n/a 44 302
2011 101 59 27 57 5 9 39 0 297
2012 99 62 32 69 4 7 41 0 314
2013 93 64 24 67 2 10 42 0 302
2014 89 60 22 78 3 11 39 0 302
2015 82 54 22 79 2 18 52 0 309
2016 80 49 17 77 2 13 55 0 293
2017 73 53 12 76 2 16 60 0 292
2018 86 53 9 78 2 18 64 0 310
2019 91 36 9 87 1 15 59 0 298
2020 88 49 9 78 1 30 55 0 310
2021 74 46 10 79 0 23 52 0 284

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Dower Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 20.0 22.3 0
1989 478 21.0 22.7 n/a
1990 490 22.1 22.1 0
1991 519 24.2 21.4 n/a
1992 486 24.2 20.0 n/a
1993 480 22.8 21.1 n/a
1994 510 22.9 22.3 n/a
1995 469 22.8 20.6 n/a
1996 469 22.8 20.6 n/a
1997 398 21.1 18.9 n/a
1998 342 17.6 19.4 n/a
1999 314 16.3 19.3 n/a
2000 282 13.5 20.9 n/a
2001 267 12.0 22.3 n/a
2002 268 15.5 17.3 65.3
2003 268 15.5 17.3 65.3
2004 267 14.0 19.1 62.5
2005 279 14.0 19.9 69.5
2006 315 15.5 20.3 70.5
2007 246 16.5 14.9 69.4
2008 291 14.0 20.8 85.1
2009 296 14.5 20.4 93.2
2010 302 17.6 17.1 101.6
2011 297 19.0 15.6 71.4
2012 314 17.9 17.4 74.8
2013 302 19.6 15.4 77.8
2014 302 n/a n/a 79.8
2015 309 22.0 14.0 76.7
2016 293 20.0 14.6 79.5
2017 292 18.0 16.2 86
2018 310 20.5 15.1 68.1
2019 298 21.0 14.1 64.1
2020 310 22.5 13.7 83.9
2021 284 20.5 13.8 65.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dower Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 20.0 22.3 0
1989 478 21.0 22.7 n/a
1990 490 22.1 22.1 0
1991 519 24.2 21.4 n/a
1992 486 24.2 20.0 n/a
1993 480 22.8 21.1 n/a
1994 510 22.9 22.3 n/a
1995 469 22.8 20.6 n/a
1996 469 22.8 20.6 n/a
1997 398 21.1 18.9 n/a
1998 342 17.6 19.4 n/a
1999 314 16.3 19.3 n/a
2000 282 13.5 20.9 n/a
2001 267 12.0 22.3 n/a
2002 268 15.5 17.3 65.3
2003 268 15.5 17.3 65.3
2004 267 14.0 19.1 62.5
2005 279 14.0 19.9 69.5
2006 315 15.5 20.3 70.5
2007 246 16.5 14.9 69.4
2008 291 14.0 20.8 85.1
2009 296 14.5 20.4 93.2
2010 302 17.6 17.1 101.6
2011 297 19.0 15.6 71.4
2012 314 17.9 17.4 74.8
2013 302 19.6 15.4 77.8
2014 302 n/a n/a 79.8
2015 309 22.0 14.0 76.7
2016 293 20.0 14.6 79.5
2017 292 18.0 16.2 86
2018 310 20.5 15.1 68.1
2019 298 21.0 14.1 64.1
2020 310 22.5 13.7 83.9
2021 284 20.5 13.8 65.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Dower Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201797.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%2.3%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%
2018100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201992.5%0.0%1.9%3.8%1.9%92.5%92.5%92.5%94.3%94.3%92.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Dower Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201996.0%0.0%0.3%2.7%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dower Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,431 (8.5%) $15,423 (91.5%) $16,855
2020 $868 (6.7%) $12,147 (93.3%) $13,016

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dower Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 733rd of 1136 Elementary schoolsRanks 881st of 1169 Elementary schools
 10.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dower Elementary School)46.334.5
 11.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clover Park School District)43.536.3
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)55.447.4
 8%
3rd Grade Math (Dower Elementary School)53.739.7
 14%
   3rd Grade Math (Clover Park School District)47.336.7
 10.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5849.1
 8.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Dower Elementary School)5627.3
 28.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clover Park School District)48.542.6
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.948.9
 8%
4th Grade Math (Dower Elementary School)5027.3
 22.7%
   4th Grade Math (Clover Park School District)43.935.2
 8.7%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)5445.5
 8.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Dower Elementary School)5044.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clover Park School District)50.839.9
 10.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.451.6
 8.8%
5th Grade Math (Dower Elementary School)3722.2
 14.8%
   5th Grade Math (Clover Park School District)39.923.3
 16.6%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)48.338
 10.3%
5th Grade Science (Dower Elementary School)43.537.8
 5.7%
   5th Grade Science (Clover Park School District)42.934.3
 8.6%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)53.250
 3.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Dower Elementary School)50.734.8
 15.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Clover Park School District)50.638.8
 11.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.650.7
 8.9%
All Grades Math (Dower Elementary School)47.330.4
 16.9%
   All Grades Math (Clover Park School District)38.424.6
 13.8%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.937.7
 11.2%
All Grades Science (Dower Elementary School)43.537.8
 5.7%
   All Grades Science (Clover Park School District)39.829.9
 9.9%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.742.7
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students298284
 4.7%
African American3646
 27.8%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian910
 11.1%
Hispanic8779
 9.2%
Pacific Islander1523
 53.3%
Two or More Races5952
 11.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.1%65.5%
 1.4%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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