Prom Safety

Prom night is a highly anticipated event, filled with excitement and celebration, but it also presents unique challenges and risks. We want to ensure that our students make safe choices and return home unharmed.


Plan Ahead  

  • Confirm all the details with your date and friends, including transportation and after-party plans.  
  • Charge your phone and keep it with you for emergencies. 
  • Let your parents know your plans and check in with them throughout the night. 


  • Decide in advance how you’ll get to and from prom. Whether it’s a limo, a carpool, or a parent driving, make sure the driver is responsible and sober.  
  • Share your transportation plans with your parents or guardians.  

Stay in Groups  

  • Stick with friends and look out for each other throughout the night.  
  • Agree on a meeting spot if anyone gets separated from the group.  

Be Aware of Your Surroundings  

  • Be cautious about where you are and who is around you. Avoid leaving the venue with people you don’t trust or know well.  

Avoid Alcohol and Drugs  

  • Not only are they illegal for minors, but they can also impair judgment and lead to unsafe situations.  
  • Be aware of your drink and don’t leave it unattended.  

By implementing these strategies and fostering a culture of safety and responsibility, we can create a prom night experience that is both memorable and safe for our students. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that prom night is a celebration of achievements and milestones, not a source of tragedy.

DUI Stats

2023: 187 DUIs 

2022: 242 DUIs  

Source: Tacoma Police Department Crime Dashboard