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Middle School Jump Start August 22-25

Join us daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an exciting four-day summer program to help incoming 6th graders students feel comfortable, confident, and ready for the transition to middle school. This is an opportunity for students to receive help finding classrooms, opening lockers, navigating the cafeteria, and they'll meet classmates and teachers.

  • Students are automatically enrolled in Jump Start when they enroll in high school
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students

Transportation to and from Jump Start is available. 

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Truman Information Night

Watch the 2021-22 Truman Information Night recording to learn more about Truman Middle School. This recording includes introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, athletics, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.


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Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12

Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.

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New Student Enrollment

Enroll a new student in Tacoma Public Schools by completing our online registration process in English or Spanish.

First time users will need to create an account in PowerSchool.

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Why Truman

Here at Truman Middle School, we take pride in providing exciting, engaging and culturally responsive instruction in an optimum learning environment. We set high expectations for all students by challenging them with rigorous lessons as well as providing high school credit opportunities, class promotion, and online options for extended academic growth. Along with academic advancement, Truman staff prioritizes social emotional support through the focused advisory period. This class period effectively teaches life competencies including social skills, goal setting, self-awareness, relationship building, and coping strategies. We encourage parents, students, and community partners to actively participate in shaping Truman’s climate and culture to reach shared goals.

Truman's mission is to inspire integrity through teamwork and the promotion of academic excellence by nurturing relationships and sharing ideas that support a safe and civil learning experience for all.

Programs & Activities

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With the help of community partnerships like the YMCA and College Success Foundation, after-school clubs and learning activities are developed to provide academic and social enrichment.