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McCarver Elementary School

In 1968 McCarver Elementary become the nation's first Magnet school. McCarver has since then been on the cutting edge of innovation in the Tacoma School District. Business and community partnerships are an important part of the McCarver program. More than 250 community volunteers assist McCarver students in developing and reinforcing reading skills and self-esteem.

McCarver is one of 12 schools in Tacoma and 33 state-wide to earn the Innovative School designation. Find out what makes McCarver innovative.


 School Information

Address 2111 S. J St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone 253-571-4900
Fax 253-571-4950


*Due to the age of this building, constructed prior to our current state and federal codes pertaining to access for persons of disability, components of this building are not accessible. Tacoma Public Schools is committed to making its programs and activities accessible to all persons who would potentially visit our sites. If you have questions regarding access to this specific site or information pertaining to accessible locations, please contact the Disability Officer at 253.571.1021.


 School Map

For driving directions to McCarver, click on the green marker.



Wayne Greer
Wayne Greer


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