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Clarkmoor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 334 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

This is a very good school. I love that this school is really there for military parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income87%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female61%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income58%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income88%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female54%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income58%
Not low income62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income85%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income85%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income75%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 60%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 255%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 92%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Molly Click
Fax number
  • (253) 583-5228

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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South Divison and Liggett
Fort Lewis, WA 98433
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