Downing Elementary School

Get first look at new Downing Elementary design

Downing Exterior Design
Downing rendering - hallway
Downing rendering - library
Downing rendering - gym
Downing rendering - cafeteria
Southeast view
Playground view
Northeast view
Front Plaza view
Front corner view
Boys and Girls Club entry

Downing Elementary Construction Updates


Downing Elementary School serves approximately 350 preschool through fifth-grade students in Tacoma's North and West ends. The current building was constructed in 1949, with several additions in the 1950s. Downing students will stay in their existing building during construction of the new school. 

Expected opening: September 2022

This project is funded by the $535 million school construction bond voters passed in 2020.