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 high school student-athletes have the ability to participate in as many as 21 different athletic offerings. 
​Our middle school students compete district-wide against each other in 11 different sports. Students in 6th through 8th grade have the opportunity to participate at the Varsity, Junior Varsity and C-Team levels, gaining invaluable experiences through competition.
​Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade 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 that registration is through our community partners and that schools cannot accept forms.
​​The Young Ambassadors of Physical Education is a group of elementary students who represent various Tacoma School District schools. 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. Students join by either applying or being 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.  
​Statistics and highlights from current Tacoma Public Schools Athletics.