Exemplify Excellence Every Day at Tarkington

We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students’ learning. Please visit this page often for the latest news about events, activities, and schedules at Tarkington School of Excellence.

Pre K-8

Tarkington School of Excellence

3330 W. 71st St.
Chicago , IL 60629

Enrollment: 1072
A CPS Neighborhood School

School Calendar

Keep Track of the Latest Events

Use this calendar for information about happenings at the school.

CPS Schedule

Use the links to the right to view the CPS calendars: your guide to staying on track during the school year.

Bell Schedule

School Day Schedule

Tarkington School of Excellence’s school day for the 2012-2013 school year is from 8:25 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

  • 8:05 a.m. Student Entry
  • 8:15 a.m. First Breakfast Bell
  • 8:25 a.m. Instruction Begins
  • 3:13 p.m. Student Dismissal


Tarkington Student Success in High School

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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 Mansueto HS — Noble Back of the Yards College Prep Curie Metro HS (IB Program) Continue reading here.

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

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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 fractions seemed an unlikely spark for such electricity, but this was not your typical classroom.Rios teaches at Patrick Henry Elementary, one of 120 Chicago public schools...

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

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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 the No. 1 high school in the state. The school also ranks 52nd in the nation. Northside College Prep came in second and Lane Tech High School...