Tarkington School of Excellence

​Administrator’s Corner

Tarkington is a Level 1+ school, the highest school rating assigned by CPS!     We are so excited for the 2018-19 school year! Tarkington is proud to provide a world-class education to our students and is consistently ranked a Level 1 or Level 1+ school by CPS. We are honored to have earned the district’s highest school rating. Click here for more information:

Pre K-8

Tarkington School of Excellence

3330 W. 71st St.
Chicago , IL 60629

Enrollment: 1072
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

January 21 Martin Luther King Day No School

​January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Day

No Classes for students

February 1 School Improvement Day

​No School For Students

Latest News

Tarkington Student Success in High School

Tarkington students go on to attend some of the best high schools in Chicago, including…Jones College Prep Whitney Young Magnet HS Solorio Academy HS (Double Honors) Ogden International HS Phoenix Military Academy ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sends $14 million to CPS for ‘personalized learning’

It was a Friday afternoon and Grace Rios’ fifth-grade math class was buzzing with the sort of energy usually reserved for recess.Students were moving around, playing games, chatting up their classmates. Compound...

Walter Payton College Prep named best high school in Illinois, 8 other CPS schools make top 15

Thursday, May 10, 2018 05:37PM CHICAGO (WLS)— The top high schools in Illinois in 2018 are found in Chicago, according to a new report. U.S. News and World Report ranks Walter Payton College Prep as...