Tarkington School of Excellence

In a diverse and changing world, we want to show our students that Tarkington C.A.R.E.S by creating an environment that promotes positive choice and encourages student leadership.

Pre K-8

Tarkington School of Excellence

3330 W. 71st St.
Chicago , IL 60629

Enrollment: 1072
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Spirit Week

​Spirit Week is October 19 through Oct 23

Football Championship Game

The Tarkington TIgers football team will be playing Saturday November 14 at Mandrake Park​

Basketball game against Marquette

​The Tarkington Tigers basketball team will play Marquette at Solorio High School Saturday November 14 at 1:00 PM

Latest News

Below you will find information about Tarkington School of Excellence’s activities, milestones, and events.

AUSL Network News – Slam Session Storms Schools

Tongue twisters, “boom-boom” bass, and creative catchy clever phrases were all heard at the Dulles & Deneen 2012 Poetry Slam.

Wall Street Journal – To Train Teachers, a New Lesson Plan

August Fryer says she was anxious about AUSL taking over her sons’ elementary school in 2010, even though only 46% of its students passed state exams. Ms. Fryer changed her mind within a few months:...