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K-3
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Dupont, WA
Students enrolled: 574

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1700 Palisade Blvd
Dupont, WA 98327

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(253) 583-7101
(253) 964-0935
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July 02, 2014
We've been at Chloe for 2 years now. I feel that staff is very caring. The PTA programs are outstanding!! They're our favorite part of the school. As a former educator, I feel the academic bar is set VERY low. I don't know if that's due to the Common Core BS or lack of funding. Kindergarten was way too many mindless worksheets (really - 4 worksheets a week on sight words, like the word "no"?!). I keep wondering when they'll integrate the STEM stuff into their curriculum (Science Technology, Engineering, Math). The evening PTA program actually do a great job hitting these areas. It's just a shame it's not done in the classroom. I'm not crazy about the Community time thing - it's kind of a waste of time. That being said, there are some outstanding folks who work here. My son feels welcome and likes his school. I feel it's a pretty safe school without major behavior problems.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
Chloe Clark is hands down one of the best elementary schools in Pierce County! A caring school environment in a very safe town, DuPont. I wish the school went beyond the 3rd grade! The seasoned teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
We are military, and we decided to rent in DuPont and pay the higher housing rates because of the good school ratings. Big mistake. My son attended Kinder in another state, achieved quite a bit, and had a great time, all while learning. Then came the move here, and Chloe Clark 1st grade. His teacher almost immediately began calling me, saying she was worried about him not sitting in his chair, he liked to stand at his desk and do his work. Odd, but ok. I could see how this could be disruptive in a class of many kids, but then at the first teacher's conference, we were bombarded with insinuations we needed to get him "seen by docs and tested" like if he were medicated he would be easier to deal with? excuse me? Then she flat out told us that because he seemed a little emotionally behind other kids his age that he was "odd." Wow. I really don't see how this woman can teach 1st grade, she came across like a high school teacher with less than a caring attitude. When I found out this teacher was being fast-tracked towards administration, we immediately pulled him out and began a homeschooling and Montessori approach where he is above grade level at the moment.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
This school is very disorganized and chaotic. My daughter is in Kindergarten, and it is so difficult to keep track of the homework and activities. I email and call, and I do not get a response for a week or two, and no one ever answers the phone in the office or the classroom. My daughter got lost on the 2nd day of Kindergarten, and when I talked this over with the principal and the teacher, they basically blamed her for not getting on the right bus. Security is terrible at the school. Anyone can just walk into the school and down the hall and no one ever questions it. At pickup time it is pure chaos, anyone can just go grab a kid, or take a kid home who isn't theirs. I fear for the people who have custody situations. I've seen children stand outside in the snow, alone, for 20 minutes when their parents were late and no one approached the child. If both parents work, you will find it very difficult to be involved, as the volunteer opportunities are made for stay at home moms, and if you aren't one of them, you are not included. Our particular teacher also dresses like she just rolled out of bed, but yet complained when my daughter wore pajamas to school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
Principle assured me he would communicate to my daughter's teacher regarding my concerns... NEVER DONE. Throwing rocks and playing with sticks and broom handles are allowed. My child was hurt and the child who hurt her was reprimanded only when we pressed....intentional games of hurting another are allowed on school grounds. Very sad with how the communications were delivered to us and very sad that assured follow up never done. Overall pleased but this has left us with a feeling of distrust.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
This school showed a complete disregard for my daughter's IEP and made her feel unwelcome. The administration showed a complete lack of interest in our daughter's needs and made sure that she would not be able to attend school there with her twin sister. I cannot in good conscious recommend this school or school district to anyone with a child with any type of special needs.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
Chloe Clark is an oustanding school, and my husband and I could not be more pleased with our kids' time there. The staff is exceptionally caring and professional, and the principal is someone who is always working to make the school even stronger. Everyone associated with the school puts forward a positive attitude that just makes you want to join in! As a military family who has been exposed to many schools, Chloe Clark is simply great!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
We have been at the school for 3 years now and will be devastated to leave next year. As a mother of a special needs kiddo, I could not be happier with the care we've received. The teachers are AMAZING, working hard with the parents to do what works best for the student. The administration is supportive and wiling to listen to concerns. It has been a dream situation.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Chloe Clark Elementary was a great experience for our 3 years there! We loved the combination of enlisted, officer and civilian kids! The evergreen trees in the back are just beautiful. The staff is supportive of military as well as the school counselor. The gifted program is fantastic as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2013
We were very disappointed in the education at this school. There may be a handful of good teachers here, but there are also some of the worst we have ever seen. The principal is completely ineffective and allows the teachers to do whatever they want. He smiles and acts like he hears the concerns of a parent but then never does anything to rectify the situation. Academics are not pushed. They are more worried about community time, than the fact that their teachers are failing to push their students to grade level work. We also found the fact that anyone can walk into the school at any time and completely bypass the office, to be a safety concern. The school has potential, and great facilities, as well as a great supportive community. Hopefully one day it can reach that potential but it is currently failing to meet even the minimal standards at this time.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
Principal is highly inneffective and hides from conflict. Exceptionally poor communication form the Principal on all fronts without exception. The Kindergarten teacher my son had should not be teaching anything anywhere, but 3 years later she is still there despite complaints and concerns from multiple families.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2011
I completely agree. The first grade teacher that my son had was the worst teacher I've ever seen. She has no idea how to manage a classroom and defaults to sending kids out in the hallway or to the principal's office for typical 1st grade behavior. She has no idea how to effectively discipline the classroom or work with children to modify their behavior. Additionally, she never talks to the parents and ignores suggestions on how to improve the classroom environment. The principal, in way over his head, simply parrots the teachers and does whatever they say rather than working to solve problems. For a newly constructed school in an affluent area, Chloe Clark is a huge disappointment. I tell my friends to pray they don't get my son's teacher!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
Principal doesn't solve problems, but smooth talks his way through them. 1st grade teacher noncommunicative and the worst teacher i've ever seen.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
Two major school subjects, science and social studies, were dropped from the curriculum without parent notification. We found out when we saw the report card after the second trimester. We were told that funds were not available when enquiring at a parent teacher meeting, with no plans to reinstate it for the remainder of the school year. There were expensive items, such as smart-boards, that were not being utilized by all teachers, yet not enough money for essential academic subjects. We also had problems with Community Time--tardy children were barred from entering. Kids were put on the spot with announcing their birthday plans, given the mike in front of the whole school--it created a cliquish environment embarrassing those students who did not engage in the more popular and expensive activities. Our student's teacher did not communicate things to us in a professional and effective way. Our student had academic difficulties, and on more than one occasion those difficulties were communicated to us in a way that made is seem like a personal affront to the teacher, rather than a problem that we could collaborate on together to bring learning and growth to our child.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2011
I enjoyed most of the teaching staff. But, my children were miserable because it was very clicky and the counselor did a great job with PR for the school and a miserable job with children who struggle to cope. The school can be very good for popular children. For example, at morning community time, a microphone is given to the birthday child where they have the choice to announce what their birthday plans are. For a child who can't afford go to great wolf lodge, throw a big party, or is not invited to parties, this seems insensitive and even clueless. Supervision on the playground could be better in terms of preventing bullying.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
Chloe Clark is my daughter's 3rd school in the local area and by far the best of them all. The appearance of the school is very impressive and can lead you to believe that school is based on appearances, however the staff and the principal are equally impressive. The have a great bus system and although we weren't able to use the (paid) all-day kindergarten, it is one of very few public schools in the area that offer all day kindergarten. My only complaint is that outside of YCARE, the only child care option in the area is the Mini-Skool which is grossly overpriced. Very happy overall.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2011
We have had some outstanding teachers at Chloe Clark school and the environment is very positive. The building is beautiful and the student body is well behaved. We have had an enjoyable experience at Chloe Clark for the most part. There are areas of improvement needed. 1. There are WAY too many days off of school. And school is canceled for any dusting of snow at all (district problem, not the school's problem). 2. The KGN program is grossly lacking in academic rigor. Parents are made to feel very welcome and we feel this is the best school in the area. Thank you Chloe, for the efforts you've made!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
Chloe Clark is a school with great potential but in need of major changes. It is very chaotic and it seems to be gross lack of organization. My first impression was open house night when the poor teacher was just stood in a reception line for 45 min so she couldn t give out any useful information. Anything useful was trickled home over the next 3 weeks or only provided when I asked for it which made it very hard to get into a routine. (I am a military spouse with 3 children, 2 in school and fairly organized, just to give a bit of background.) Instead of having all fees paid at once, we received note after note asking for money, but with 2 children in school I had to send in separate checks for each child. One was $3 fee for the use of a pedometer and another $8 for a planner for my kindergartener (you know, who cannot read or write yet). Community time is useless if you pay attention to your child at all. They spend 15 minutes of the day talking about the lunch menu, weather and singing happy birthday. The lunch room is loud and disorganized so there isn t a lot of time for your kids to eat, only 20 minutes and they have to stand in line to get lunch then eat.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
I have mixed feelings about Chloe Clark. The staff is very friendly, warm and welcoming, and they sincerely care about the welfare of the children. However, the academic rigor is lacking. My school loving first grader started crying before school because she was not challenged with the work they were doing in class. Literally, the homework she was bringing home was on the level of what she completed in preschool! My husband and I both spoke with the teacher, but she just kept telling us what we could do at home. For 2nd grade, we decided and the WAVA program and loved it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Our son went to Chloe Clark for 3 years. You will not find a better school in the Ft. Lewis area. A+++

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
We have had two children at Chloe Clark for three years and have had nothing but excellent experiences. The principal, staff and teachers are outstanding. While another parent commented that Community Time and Friday Sing are not good uses of time, I would argue that those two events are two of the best examples of why you would want your child here: every morning they start off with a positive event where kids are recognized for their accomplishments and on the last day of the week the kids are released with a great feeling from participating in the singing. The teachers (including PE, music & library) really care about the students. We will be sorry to move on when the time comes.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
From the caring and capable principal and administrators, to the intelligent and optimistic teachers and staff, this school is amazing! Although it is growing rapidly, they are able to maintain a small-school feel and everybody there knows my 2nd grader's name. Every year she attends she claims is better than the last, and her kindergarten year was great -- so the bar was set pretty high! I appreciate the way every person at the school goes way above my expectations and I have yet to have a truly negative experience since my daughter started attending Chloe three years ago. Education is extremely important to our family and I cannot think of a better environment for my daughter's happiness and scholastic achievement. The school is filled with other happy kids and parent involvement is high.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
This school is the best schools my children have attended. As a military family who have lived and schooled in more than one country we found this school to be excellent in meeting the needs of a military family. The ladies in the office are friendly and incredibly helpful. Mr Yoho will deal with any issues that you may have and the community feeling is just lovely. We moved from the area just last week and leaving the school was the hardest part.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
The school is all about appareance their community time and friday sing along Huge waste of time.Community time most of the times is a drug and they keep going and going on silly meaningless subjects 20 to 25 minutes that the kids could use for a fresh start in the morning.The teachers are very incompetent and shallow.The vice principal Mrs Kozyra was one of the school best asset but she's gone now.The principal has no leadership whatsoever.Dont judge a bokk form its cover that's the only advice a have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Chloe Clark is a very warm and welcoming school. A very positive environment and a sense of unity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
They have the finest principal I have seen in a long time. He is involved of every part of that school, and all his staff. He has the kindest and most polite demeanor but when he commands attention from his students and I mean all of them, they listen.

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March 10, 2009
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February 17, 2009
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no rating September 18, 2008
we love Chloe! We are a military family and move quite a bit. This school has been so military friendly and sensitive to the needs of the children of deployed parents. I will be very sad when we need to leave.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
As parents, we are truly pleased with Chloe Clark. We have seen Mr. Yoho in action from his regular daily activites to his dealing with children and their issues. He is a highly visable principal and so kind and caring. The staff is amazing! We appreciate Chloe Clark for allowing our children to be children! From the classroom learning to Halloween costume parades! As a military family we especially appreciate the support from Chloe Clark. The 'deployment counseling' for the children of deployed soldiers goes above and beyond! We cannot say enough good things about Chloe Clark Elementary and it's staff!

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December 19, 2007
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October 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2007
My jaw dropped the first day of school, seeing the principal and teachers outside clapping and welcoming each student in. Chole Clark is such a great school for children!!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
Outstanding school! Our children have been going there for 2 years, and it has been a great experience for all of us. Only negative is no art or P.E. instructors. Also, can be large class sizes, but the principal and staff are tremendous! Parent involvement is very strong, and encouraged by all.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
I really do like this school.The parent involvment is the best part. I also enjoy that they have a community time. It shows that the school supports the whole community and that is important.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
This is one of the best schools I have ever seen. The teachers are enthusiastic and the office staff is welcoming. The paewnt envolvement is outstanding it is greaet to see so many people take such a interest in the childrens educaion.

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February 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
This is a beautiful, bright school with capable, caring teachers. There is an amazingly high level of parent involvement - they do everything from help supervise playground and lunch time to tutor students needing extra help. Extracurricular activites include a great choir program. After school classes like Spanish or art are occassionally offered.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2005
Wow! What an amazing school. I can't say enough about the quality of this school and it's teachers. So many parents are regularly involved and the teachers and staff encourage it completely. Such a tight knit small community school. My child loves this school and his teacher.

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December 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2005
Oustanding school, teachers, principal, staff. Awesome community...like 'Pleasantville'

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
WE love Chloe, the teachers are the best, the school truely works like a team. I hope in the future the school district will continue to raise funds to bring more great programs to Chloe. Team Chloe was such a positive for my kids and community time and Friday sing was a huge hit with students and parents. WE will miss Chloe!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
Chloe Clark is a wonderful school for parents who wish to participate in their child's education. There is a great teacher to student ratio. The principal and staff are very caring and involved in each child's education. There is a community time every morning where family members are welcome to stay. It starts the day off so well for the children. The children are read to by teachers and staff, view and listen to musical performances, and are involved in many extracurricular school activities. An A+ school.

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May 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
Adorable school though already too small. Wonderful place for kids. Murray Taylor is a great music teacher.

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October 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2003
I am a professional educator myself, and I am extraordinarily pleased with our daughter's experiences at Chloe Clark. The day begins with community time and just gets better. The staff is loving, skilled and dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This is the best school we have ever had for daughter. We loved every single teacher and the principal is the very best. I only wish it was past the 4th grade. We hate to leave it.

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Chloe Clark Elementary School
1700 Palisade Blvd, Dupont, WA  98327
(253) 583-7101
Last modified Chloe Clark Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chloe Clark Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top