History

Established in 1869, Tacoma Public Schools has served as a model district for the state and the nation many times in our​ long history.​​​​​​​

Central School 1912-2014

You know it today as the Central Administration Building for Tacoma Public Schools. But did you know that this historic building began its life as the district's main campus? Read the history.


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Tacoma's Historic Schools: An Architectural Primer

Throughout Tacoma, many of the school buildings have historic significance. Historic Tacoma commissioned this 18-page primer​ that provides an overview of the most notable buildings and the architects who designed them.​​