Tacoma Public Schools acknowledges that we are on the traditional ancestral and historical lands of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Puyallup Tribe. This acknowledgement serves as a first step in honoring our nearest tribal neighbors and partners who have inhabited this region since time immemorial, and whom we give thanks for allowing us passage to their lands. We shall intentionally create inclusive and respectful partnerships that honor Indigenous cultures, histories, identities, and sociopolitical realities.
Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is one of the largest districts in Washington State serving approximately 30,000 children in preschool through grade 12. The district has 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools and 4 early learning centers. 19 schools are designated as innovative. TPS has nearly 5,000 employees and is one of the largest employers in Tacoma.
Goal 1: Academic Excellence
We will support all students to perform at or above grade level and eliminate group disparities.
Goal 3: Early Learning
We will focus on early assessment and intervention at the Pre-K through 3rd grade levels to ensure early academic success.
Goal 2: Partnerships
We will fully engage our parents, community and staff in the education of our children.
Goal 4: Health & Safety
We will create and maintain healthy and safe learning environments that promote excellent academic achievement.
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|American Indian or Alaska Native||1.04%|
|Black or African American||13.33%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||3.23%|
|Two or more races||15.24%|