Tarkington Elementary School

Tarkington Elementary School serves 999 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Tarkington Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Tarkington Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Tarkington Elementary School's student population of 999 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students999 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Tarkington Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

Tarkington Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Tarkington Elementary School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2582 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
79%
26%
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Black
20%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Tarkington Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.340.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tarkington Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Tarkington Elementary School is Amandla Charter School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Hurley Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Hurley Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 834 students
    0.7 miles
    3849 W 69th Pl
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-2068
    0.7 PK-8 834
  • Chicago Amandla Charter School Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 245 students
    0.8 miles
    6820 S Washtenaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-7150
    0.8 6-12 245
  • Chicago Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,071 student
    0.8 miles
    6727 S California Av
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 993-1770
    0.8 K-12 1,071
  • Chicago Eberhart Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 1,386 student
    0.8 miles
    3400 W 65th Pl
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-9190
    0.8 K-8 1,386
  • Chicago Excel Academy - Southwest High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
    0.8 miles
    7014 S Washtenaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 424-0721
    0.8 9-12 110

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