22 out of 10GreatSchools

Tarkington Elementary School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 999


Tarkington Elementary School
3330 West 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 535-4700
Tarkington Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American

Reviews2 Reviews

I have a son finishing his kindergarten year here and I love this school. The staff is great and he really has learned a lot since starting here!
My child currently attends Tarkington School of Excellence. I do agree that the school is a terrible school. My son has been in the school since Pre K. The teachers lack all the essential skills that are needed to be a teacher. Also at no point was I informed that thiswas a Spanish based school. I recall a field trip that I attended in his PreK class. The teacher read the instructions for the trip in spanish and didn't read it in engilsh. So I asked if she planned to read it in english she proceeded to say I figure since you speak engilsh you can read it on your own. I was rather bothered by this because if you are reading something in one language it should be read in all languages that are spoken in the classs since she chose to single out spanish. When my son returned for Kindergarden his teacher Ms. Boseman was very rude and didn't treat the kids farely. My son had to write a story about what super hero he would be. He was so excited but when he turned in his paper the teacher told him tell your mom not to do your work. I asked her about it and she said oh I didn't mean it like that. From the beginining when communicating with the teaching staff I have been dissapointed.