Tarkington School of Excellence

‚ÄčAdministrator’s Corner

Please visit www.cps.edu/equality to learn what you can do to oppose Governor Rauner’s recent veto for school funding.  We need to make our voices heard and influence our representatives to override his veto.  Take action now, they will vote within the next two weeks (by mid December 2016).

Tarkington School of Excellence was recently rated a 1+ school! Level 1+ is the highest level, indicating a nationally competitive school with opportunity to share best practices with others.  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

PBIS celebration

PBIS Celebrations ‚Äč

Talent Show

Do you sing?


Play an instrument?

Other special talents?

We want to hear from you!

Performance AM and PM

Friday May 19

Latest News

December 2016: Take action now!  Oppose Governor Rauner’s veto of school funding.  Click here for information on what you can do.

October 2016: Ms. Moreno, our 2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher & Bilingual Program Coordinator, recently completed a project called “Affirmando Nuestra Identidad (Affirming Our Identity):  Storytelling Through Alebrijes”.  Using a biliteracy framework, this unit led students on a journey to explore stories across multiple genres and visual artwork that introduce or develop their understanding of Mexican cultural traditions, family history, geographical landscapes, and the art of imagination to inspire individual stories featuring alebrijes.  The unit was desinged for 2nd grade emergent bilingual students of Mexican origin who are learning to read and write in both Spanish and English.  Activities and strategies integrate the visual arts to facilitate a deeper critical lens that extends their level of analysis of traditional literature as critical thinkers and storytellers.  Click here for to view student work!  

Summer 2016: Illinois recently passed legislation that will fund our schools for next year.  Click here to learn more.

Summer 2016: Forrest Claypool, the CEO of Chicago Public Schools has written a letter for families that you can read at the link here: Letter to Families.

Summer 2016: There is also a web page set up explaining why this is so important to our students and showing things you can do to help, that web page is cps.edu/equality