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Clover Park School District, Washington

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Clover Park School District
Lakewood, Washington
Clover Park School District Logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Deborah LeBeau
Graduation rate:67.9%
Number of schools:25
Budget: $144.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Carole Jacobs
Board members:5
Term length:4
Clover Park School District is a school district in Washington that served 12,374 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] This district is the 26th largest by enrollment in the state of Washington.

About the district

Clover Park School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
Clover Park School District is located south of Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington. The district serves students in Lakewood as well as Joint Base Lewis-McChord run by the U.S. Army.[2] The population of Lakewood was 58,163 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


Lakewood lagged behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement in 2010. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Lakewood was $42,273 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 18.1% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (21.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Lakewood (%) Washington (%)
White 59.3 77.3
Black or African American 11.8 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.5
Asian 9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2.6 0.6
Two or More Races 8.7 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 15.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.4 43.3
2008 54.9 42.8
2004 50.4 48.0
2000 51.4 44.0

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current Superintendent of Clover Park School District is Deborah LeBeau. She has served in the position since her appointment in July 2008. LeBeau has worked as an administrator in the district since her hiring as the supervisor of special education in 1996.[6] She earned a salary of $169,450 during the 2012-2013 school year.[7]

School board

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors consists of five members elected in geographic districts to four-year terms. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[8]

Clover Park School District Board of Directors
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Vacant 1 - 2015
Carole Jacobs 2 1999 2015
Joseph Vlaming 3 2009 2017
Marty Schafer 4 2005 2017
Paul Wagemann 5 2009 2015

School board elections

See also: Clover Park School District elections (2013)

Members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:[9]

The board recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings. Audience participants are to direct their comments to the board rather than the audience. In order to permit fair and orderly dialogue, the board will provide a period during its regular meetings when visitors may comment on agenda items prior to board action seek clarification or discuss non-agenda items.

The following guidelines shall govern the conduct of audience participation:

1. Individuals wishing to be heard shall be asked to provide in writing their name, address and issue(s) to be discussed to the secretary of the board.

2. Individuals wishing to be heard shall first be recognized by the president.

3. Individuals wishing to address the board shall begin by stating their name and the school district in which they reside.

4. Individuals will be given an estimated time period for the comments, taking into consideration the complexity of the topic, the number of other persons wishing to be heard and similar practical considerations. When necessary, the board president will set a maximum time for each speaker's presentation. The board president may interrupt or terminate an individual's statement when it is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive or irrelevant.

5. The board as a whole shall have the final decision in determining the appropriateness of all such rulings by the presiding officer.

Individuals with disabilities who may need a modification to participate in a meeting should contact the superintendent's office no later than three days before a regular meeting and as soon as possible in advance of a special meeting so that arrangements for the modification can be made.[10]


Clover Park School District publishes its annual budget on their district website.[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $101,841,997 70.7% $12,160,701 8.4% $21,895,771 15.2% $3,683,252 2.6% $4,421,155 3.1% $144,002,676
2011-2012 $100,911,171 69.8% $12,402,834 8.6% $211,788,343 146.5% $4,806,419 3.3% $5,278,864 3.7% $144,578,122
Averages: $101,376,584 70% $12,281,767.5 9% $116,842,057 81% $4,244,835.5 3% $4,850,009.5 3% $144,290,399

Teacher salaries

Clover Park School District employed 668 K-12 teachers during the 2013-2014 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15-credit intervals up to 135 quarter credits. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and teachers for 2013-2014:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 34,048 38,787
BA 15 34,968 41,135
BA 30 35,920 43,635
BA 45 36,875 48,249
BA 90 39,939 57,693
BA 135 41,913 60,535
MA 40,820 57,731
MA 45 43,885 61,447
MA 90/Ph.D. 45,860 64,174

Schools in Clover Park School District


The district served 12,374 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 6.5% increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009 11,617 -
2010 11,865 2.1
2011 11,993 1.0
2012 12,253 2.1
2013 12,374 0.9

District schools

Clover Park School District operates 25 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Clover Park School District
Beachwood Elementary School
Carter Lake Elementary School
Clarkmoor Elementary School
Clover Park High School
Custer Elementary School
Dower Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
Greenwood Elementary School
Harrison Preparatory School
Hudtloff Middle School
Hillside Elementary School
Idlewild Elementary School
Lake Louise Elementary School
Lakes High School
Lakeview Elementary School
Lakewood Career Academy
Lochburn Middle School
Mann Middle School
Oakbrook Elementary School
Oakwood Elementary School
Park Lodge Elementary School
Southgate Elementary School
Tillicum Elementary School
Tyee Park Elementary School
Woodbrook Middle School

Academic performance

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2012-2013 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district was to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.

Clover Park School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all elementary and middle school levels. This rate was not achieved for math testing at the high school level. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading and math at the middle school level. The report card also concluded that the district did not meet AYP goals for math at the high school level.[14]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2012-2013
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 66.6 61.4
4 67.9 54.1
5 74.7 59.5
6 64.1 50.1
7 64.0 63.2
8 59.8 51.4
10 75.8 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2012-2013
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School Yes Yes
Middle School No No
High School Yes No

Contact information

Clover Park School District Logo.jpg
Clover Park School District
Board of Directors
10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 583-5190

Website evaluation

Taxes N
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Budget N
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Meetings P
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Contracts P
Public Records N
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Background Checks N
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Transparency grading process
 : Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites

Last rated on May 2, 2012.

The good

  • Administrative Officials
    • Staff members are listed with contact information.[15]
  • Elected Officials
    • Board of Directors listed with contact information.[16]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule is posted.[17]
    • Meeting minutes are posted.[18]
    • Current agenda is available.[19]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted for the past six years.[20]
  • Contracts
    • Current bids and quotes are available.[21]
    • Collective bargaining agreements and salary schedules are posted.[22]
  • Academics
    • School reports are posted.[23]
    • District annual report is published.[24]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Past meeting agendas are not posted.
  • Contracts
    • Vendor contracts are not available.
  • Public Records
    • Public records information and request form not provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax information is not available.
  • Background Checks
    • Background check policy is not provided.
  • Budget
    • Budgets are not posted.

See also

External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections, 2013" accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Clover Park School District, "About CPSD," accessed October 2, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Lakewood," accessed October 24, 2013
  4. Pierce County Elections, "Archived Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Clover Park School District, "Clover Park School District Superintendent," accessed January 6, 2013
  7. Kitsap Sun, "Staff Record For: DEBORAH L LEBEAU," accessed January 6, 2014
  8. Clover Park School District, "Board Member Compensation," June 11, 2012
  9. Clover Park School District, "Audience Participation," June 11, 2012
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Clover Park School District, "Clover Park School District FISCAL YEAR: 2011-12," accessed December 4, 2013
  12. Clover Park School District, "CPEA 2013-2014 Salary Schedule," accessed January 7, 2014
  13. Clover Park School District, "School Directory," accessed January 7, 2014
  14. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed January 6, 2014
  15. Clover Park School District, "Staff Contacts," accessed January 7, 2014
  16. Clover Park School District, "Board of Directors," accessed January 7, 2014
  17. Clover Park School District, "Board Meeting Schedule for 2013-2014 School Year," accessed January 7, 2014
  18. Clover Park School District, "Board Minutes," accessed January 7, 2014
  19. Clover Park School District, "Agenda," April 30, 2012
  20. Clover Park School District, "Financial Services," accessed January 7, 2014
  21. Clover Park School District, "Purchasing Department," accessed January 7, 2014
  22. Clover Park School District, "Human Resources," accessed January 7, 2014
  23. Clover Park School District, "Annual School Reports," accessed January 7, 2014
  24. Clover Park School District, "About Clover Park School District," accessed January 7, 2014