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Windows on Conversions: Clover Park High School, Lakewood, WA

Clover Park High School is located approximately 40 miles south of Seattle in the city of Lakewood, Washington. Lakewood lies near the southern edge of the Puget Sound in a section of western Washington commonly referred to as the Lakes District. Natural lakes dot the city’s landscape and Mount Rainier’s snow-speckled peak dominates the horizon.

Lakewood’s geographic features and its proximity to Seattle, the Puget Sound, two nearby military bases and one National Guard station have created strong socio-economic crosscurrents. Affluent families often live in expansive and well-maintained lakefront homes nested within gated communities, while poor families are concentrated in rundown apartments and small bungalows clustered around the town’s commercial strips and military installations.

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