Athletics & Activities


At the direction of the Gov. Jay Inslee, Tacoma Public Schools is closed from March 16 through April 24. This action includes the cancellation of all athletics practices and games, and the closure of facilities.

We understand these cancellations are disappointing, but we are following the guidance of state and local health officials to make public health the top priority. During the closure, student athletes may train on their own, but coaches cannot require training or attend any practice sessions. If athletes choose to practice together, they should practice social distancing, wash their hands and stay home if they are sick.

We know athletics are a key part of the lives of many of our students, and that the benefits are far reaching, from keeping them in good health to helping them stay engaged in school. As soon as we have more information about the start of athletic programs and the opening of facilities, we'll share it with you. 

The WIAA is providing regular updates at

You can also get current information at

​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.