Athletics & Activities

True to our strategic plan, Tacoma Public Schools offers a variety of extracurricular activities for all interested students. It is our belief that participation in these activities helps our students achieve academic excellence. Among our most popular extracurricular activities are the competitive athletic offerings available at both the high school and middle school level.​​​​​

​Eligible high school students compete in the Pierce County League and South Puget Sound League. Our member schools are part of the West Central District III and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Our student-athletes have the ability to participate in as many as 21 different athletic offerings at the school level. 
​Our middle school students compete district-wide against each other in 11 different sports. Students in 6th through 8th grades have the opportunity to participate at the varsity, junior varsity and c-team level, gaining invaluable experiences through competition.
​Students in grades Kindergarten to Fifth can participate in afterschool sports at their school site. The Elementary Afterschool Sports program is made possible through community partnerships with Metro Parks Tacoma, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and the First Tee. Please note registration is through our community partners and schools cannot accept forms.
​​The Young Ambassadors of Physical Education is a group made up of elementary students representing various schools throughout the Tacoma School District. Elementary students are chosen through a tryout process based on their physical fitness level, jump roping abilities, and rhythmic and gymnastic skills. These elementary students must also have good academic and citizen standing.
The Associated Student Body partners with the Leadership elective. To join, students apply and/or are elected by their peers. They are in charge of planning, organizing and budgeting many activities that fall under the umbrella of: Culture, Athletics, Recreational and Social.  
​Current stats and hightlights of Tacoma Public Schools Athletics.