Tarkington School of Excellence

​Administrator’s Corner

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: http://cps.edu/Performance/Pages/PerformancePolicy.aspx.

Pre K-8

Tarkington School of Excellence

3330 W. 71st St.
Chicago , IL 60629

Enrollment: 1072
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Oct 18 - Picture Day

​Picture Day

Students may be out of uniform to dress for pictures.

Oct 19 Out of Uniform

​Out of Uniform Day

Orange, Black, and Purple day

Nov 1 End of 1st Quarter

​Today is the end of the 1st Quarter of the school year.

Latest News

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...

Chicago kids take center stage with CSO help

Chicago kids take center stage with CSO help  Chicago elementary schools teamed up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Wednesday, performing student-composed music with the help of Civic Orchestra fellows. Jesse KirschWednesday, May 09, 2018 05:3...

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...