Tacoma Public Schools

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Tacoma School District No. 10, commonly called Tacoma Public Schools, is the main school district for Tacoma, Washington, USA.

Logo of Tacoma Public Schools

District facts[edit]

Square miles 55
Students enrolled K-12 Over 28,000 students
Elementary schools, grades K-5 36
Middle schools, grades 6-8 10
High schools, grades 9-12 9
Alternative learning centers 2
Staff members, full- and part-time 5,068
Average monthly payroll $15,036,000
Total revenues budgeted $276,027,388
Teaching activities 60.4%
Other support activities 16.8%
Teaching support 9.3%
Central administration 7.4%
Principals’ offices 6.1%
Total expenditures budgeted $280,016,299

School board[edit]

Catherine Ushka-Hall, President Term expires: November, 2015

Debbie Winskill, Vice President Term expires: November, 2013

Kurt Miller

Scott Heinze

Karen Vialle


Superintendent Art Jarvis announced he is retiring after the 2011-2012 school year. He is advocating for the school district down in Olympia to the legislature. Interim Superintendent Carla Santorno is making the day-to-day decisions for the school district.

List of schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

High Schools (Grades 9-12)
High School Type Established Enrollment[1] Mascot WIAA Classification Notes
Henry Foss comprehensive 1973 1,298 Falcons 3A Located in Central Tacoma
Lincoln comprehensive 1913 1,618 Abes 3A Located in East Tacoma
Mount Tahoma comprehensive 1961 1,865 Thunderbirds 3A Located in South Tacoma
Oakland Alternative alternative 1988 106 Eagles N/A Located in Central Tacoma
Tacoma School of the Arts magnet 2001 500 N/A N/A Located in downtown Tacoma
Science and Math Institute magnet 2009 140* Buckyballs or Stem Cells (unofficial) N/A *School is in a state of expansion, should eventually house around 500 students. Located in Point Defiance Park.
Stadium comprehensive 1906* 1,990 Tigers 4A *1906 as Tacoma High School, 1913 as Stadium. Located in North/Downtown Tacoma.
Woodrow Wilson comprehensive 1958 1,296 Rams 3A Located in North/West Tacoma.


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