Tarkington School of Excellence

​Administrator’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

Boys Baseball

Tarkington Tigers Baseball


May 12 at

Senka Park

5600 S. St. Louis - Chicago, IL

NWEA Testing

​NWEA Testing Starts on Tuesday May 22

Grades 3,6,and 8 will start testing 5/22

Grade 2 will begin testing on May 30

Grades 4, 5, 7 begin testing on June 5

Memorial Day Holiday

​Monday May 28 is the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no school.

Latest News

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