Tacoma

Tacoma

Brief History


Originally called Takhoma or Tahoma, Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier.

In the late 19th century, the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The locals dubbed it the “City of Destiny”. The main factor in the railroads decision was because of Commencement Bays deep water harbor.

Because the rails connected directly to the bay, it’s motto became “When rails meet sails”.

To this day, Commencement Bay is the center of all international trade on the Pacific Coast and is the largest port in Washington State.

In 1940, Tacoma gained notoriety for the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which earned the nickname “Galloping Gertie“.

 

Information Source: wikipedia.com

 

Community Vibe


Named one of the most livable areas in the United States, the population is quite diverse. There are several smaller communities throughout Tacoma to explore. like Ruston.

Something is always going on in the area and the variety to choose from is fantastic. What’s even better, is that it is possible for anyone to get practically everywhere.

The area is rich with art, history, and theology.

 

 

Helpful Links


City of Tacoma

Parks & Recreation

Uinversity of Washington

City of Ruston

TCC

 

 

 

Tacoma Area School Information

School NameCityGrade RangeRating
Alternative Spcl Needs Div Occ
Tacoma9-12
Angelo Giaudrone Middle School
Tacoma6-83
Annie Wright Schools
TacomaPK-12
Arlington
TacomaPK-52
Baker
Tacoma6-83
Bellarmine Preparatory School
Tacoma9-12
Birney
TacomaPK-52
Blix Elementary School
TacomaPK-52
Boze
TacomaPK-53
Brookdale Elementary School
TacomaPK-55
Browns Point
TacomaK-58
Bryant
TacomaPK-85
Cascade Christian Schools - Fredrickson Elementary
TacomaPK-6
Cascade Christian Schools-Spanaway Elementary
TacomaPK-6
Cascade Christian Schools-Tacoma Elementary
TacomaPK-6
Central Avenue Elementary School
TacomaK-55
Charles Wright Academy
TacomaPK-12
Chester H Thompson Elementary School
TacomaK-66
Christensen Elementary School
TacomaPK-52
Christian Brotherhood Academy
TacomaPK-1, 3-4
Clover Creek Elementary School
TacomaPK-64
Collins Elementary School
TacomaPK-55
Columbia Junior High School
Tacoma8-96
Community Based Trans Program
Tacoma11-12
Community Montessori
TacomaPK-2
Concordia Lutheran School
TacomaPK-8
Covenant High School
Tacoma9-12
Crescent Heights
TacomaK-57
Day Reporting School
Tacoma9-12
Delong
TacomaK-55
Downing
TacomaPK-56
Edison
TacomaPK-53
Elmhurst Elementary School
TacomaK-52
Evergreen Lutheran High School
Tacoma9-12
Faith Baptist Christian Academy
TacomaPK-12
Faith Lutheran School
TacomaPK-8
Fawcett
TacomaK-53
Fern Hill
TacomaPK-55
Fife High School
Tacoma10-126
First Creek Middle School
Tacoma6-82
First Presbyterian Church School
TacomaPK-5
Foss
Tacoma9-12
Franklin
TacomaPK-51
Franklin-Pierce High School
Tacoma9-125
Fresh Start
Tacoma9-12
Gates Open Doors Program
Tacoma9-12
Gates Secondary School
Tacoma8-12
Geiger Montessori School
TacomaPK-55
Goodwill Ged
Tacoma9-12
Gospel Outreach Christian School
TacomaPK-10
Grace Christian Academy
TacomaPK-12
Grant
TacomaPK-55
Gray Middle School
Tacoma6-82
Harvard Elementary School
TacomaK-53
Helen B. Stafford Elementary School
TacomaPK-55
Holy Rosary School
TacomaPK-8
Home Based
TacomaPK-12
Hope School
TacomaPK-12
Imagination School
TacomaPK-2
Imagination School of Education
TacomaPK-8
Insight School of Washington
Tacoma9-123
James Sales Elementary School
TacomaK-54
Jason Lee
Tacoma6-83
Jefferson
TacomaPK-56
Larchmont
TacomaPK-51
Learning Opportunity Center
Tacoma10-12
Life Christian School
TacomaPK-12
Lincoln
Tacoma9-12
Lister
TacomaPK-52
Lowell
TacomaK-59
Lyon
TacomaPK-53
Manitou Park
TacomaPK-52
Mann
TacomaPK-52
Mason
Tacoma6-88
Mccarver
TacomaPK-52
Meeker
Tacoma6-87
Midland Elementary School
TacomaK-54
Morris Ford Middle School
Tacoma6-85
Mount Rainier Lutheran High School
Tacoma9-12
Mt Tahoma
Tacoma9-122
Naches Trail Elementary School
TacomaPK-67
Northeast Tacoma
TacomaPK-55
Northwest School of Innovative
Tacoma3-12
Oakland Alternative High School
Tacoma8-12
Park Avenue Center
TacomaK-12
Parkland Lutheran Church & School
TacomaPK-8
Pearl Street Center
Tacoma6-12
Perry G Keithley Middle School
Tacoma6-82
Point Defiance
TacomaPK-57
Puget Sound Christian School
TacomaPK-6
Re-engagement Center
Tacoma9-12
Reed
TacomaPK-52
Roosevelt
TacomaPK-51
Science And Math Institute
Tacoma9-12
Sheridan
TacomaPK-52
Sherman
TacomaK-58
Skyline
TacomaPK-56
Spanaway Junior High School
Tacoma6-93
Special Services
TacomaPK-12
St Charles Borromeo School
TacomaPK-8
St. Mary's Academy
Tacoma1-8
St. Patrick Catholic School
TacomaPK-8
Stadium
Tacoma9-12
Stanley
TacomaPK-55
Stewart
Tacoma6-83
Tacoma Adventist
TacomaK-8
Tacoma Baptist Schools
TacomaPK-12
Tacoma Business Academy
Tacoma9-12
Tacoma Pierce County Education Center
Tacoma9-12
Tacoma School Of The Arts
Tacoma9-12
Tacoma Technical High School
Tacoma9-12
Tacoma Waldorf School
TacomaPK-4
Tcc Fresh Start
Tacoma9-12
The Seabury School
TacomaPK-8
The United Interdenominational
TacomaPK-12
Truman
Tacoma6-84
Visitation Catholic School
TacomaPK-8
Waller Road Elementary School
TacomaK-65
Washington High School
Tacoma9-122
Washington Virtual Academies
TacomaK-12
Washington Virtual Academy
Tacoma9-12
Washington-Hoyt
TacomaK-58
Whitman
TacomaPK-52
Whittier
TacomaPK-57
Wilson
Tacoma9-12