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Fort Lewis, WA
Students enrolled: 334

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South Divison and Liggett
Fort Lewis, WA 98433

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(253) 583-5220
(253) 583-5228
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February 20, 2014
This school is OK the learning plans do not let the teachers teach and they are frustrated. Also the school its self is TERRIBLE with IEP no follow through at all. My son is high functioning Aspergers and gifted and the month I allowed him to attend they did not have an IEP meeting nor did they inform me that my son was not completing his work and failing spelling tests.... which would have sent up red flags for me since he is gifted. When i confronted the principle she was offstandish and asked ME what I was going to do about the classroom problems and i told her I was going to pull my son from this school and home school him since it was clear they didn't care about him. To my horror she agreed!!! While my son was attending I asked EVERYDAY! everyday how my son was doing in class and EVERYDAY I was told fine. now all that being said my neurotypical daughter loves the school and when i offered to home school her as well she said she wanted to keep going to school. so in short if your child has special needs this school will not support you if your child is "average" they will like this school.

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March 15, 2013
I have been very pleased with Clarkmoor. My son's teacher is great and has shown great interest and concern about his education. The office staff and administration have always been helpful and welcoming. The PTO is very invloved and offers many volunteer opportunities. Their test scores are also well above district and state averages. I'm hoping we get to stay until my son is through elementary school.

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December 13, 2012
I do not recommend this school as my experience was disappointing. Staff didn't seem to be as motivated about teacher-parent relationships and communication. I would not recommend it.

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December 13, 2012
I was totally disappointed with the level care and attention given to children here and the level of negativity exuberated from the teachers. They were quick to label, rather than encourage positive reinforcement. As a parent, I was felt as if they didn't have my child's best interest at heart. The teachers were cold, unfriendly and unhelpful.

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May 14, 2012
I couldn't be more pleased with the hard working staff that does their best to understand the strain that being a military family can put on a child. LOVE the brand new principal (might be why she was confused about EFMP meaning from previous comment) She is fair and firm, and super active with the students! I also enjoy the PTO and all that it does for this school. They raise funds for field trip transportation, family fun nights, recess equipment, library books and other educational supplies! Being with other involved parents makes it feel like we are part of the family (The Cougar Family, that is!) Please get involved,and be apart of that family! We are going to miss you Clarkmoor!

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March 23, 2012
Do not use this school planning on using a waiver. I met with counselor before my son started kindergarten & expressed concerns about his behavior & being on a waiver. I asked about an IEP or 504 plan to prevent waiver from being pulled. I was discouraged & told the school HARDLY EVER pulled waivers. Kindergarten came & went with hardly an issue. 1st grade started & I was in the principal s office second day of school. This continued for next month or so. Once my husband picked him up & mentioned to principle he was enrolled in EFMP. The woman looked at him like he was speaking a foreign language & had no idea what EFMP was. We got no support from teacher or staff, except for the imbedded school mental health professional from the hospital. But I found her on my own, too late. The school not once mentioned that they had that support available right on campus! My son s first grade teacher belittled him in front of the other students & yelled at him. I was even told by one of the other parents that she mentioned to them that she was overwhelmed & couldn t handle the stress! We pulled our son from that horrible school, receiving a letter a week letter stating his waiver was pulled.

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March 20, 2009
I have my 4 kids at this school, I volunteer there regularly and couldn't be more pleased. Very tight knit community and school, everyone knows everyone and PTO is very agressive and involved. Clarkmoor defines what a neighborhood school is all about, concerned parents, teachers and administration working together to make the students educational experience well rounded and rewarding.

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January 15, 2007
My step-daughter has done well at this school. The only suggestions I have are that perhaps there could be a more rounded lunch menu. We are vegetarians at home and offer choices to our children. Both girls have chosen the veggie lifestyle as well. I have had complaints that other than a simple salad, there are no veggie style lunches offered. Other children tell her they are vegetarians as well and sit down to munch on their hamburger while she eats her salad. Studies have proven that vegetarian diets promote a more healthy lifestyle and are less likely to lead to obesity and diabetes, just to name a few benefits. I would like my daughter to be able to continue the lifestyle so we will be packing a lunch for her.

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June 05, 2006
This is a very good school. I love that this school is really there for military parents.

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March 22, 2006
This is a very good school. the teachers are very caring and understanding of the lifestyles of the military families. The only thing that concerned me is the emphasis they place on the WASL, especially for the 4th grades, who don't get to go on field trips or activities of that sort until after they take the WASL. Also, students have to eat their lunches in the classroom.

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September 20, 2005
The academic programs are ok...My son needed extra help and I didn't feel that he was given the help that I requested. One teacher was willing to help him out, but his homeroom teacher did not agree to let him receive the extra one on one help and he ended up being held back. PTO is great..Lots of parent involvement and activities for kids.

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December 18, 2004
My daughter went to this school for 1rst and 2nd grade. This school was an OK school. Some of the teacher's were great and other's not so great. I would have to say overall this was a good school.

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Clarkmoor Elementary School
South Divison and Liggett, Fort Lewis, WA  98433
(253) 583-5220
Last modified Clarkmoor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clarkmoor Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top