About This School
In 2011, Tarkington Elementary School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Students Per Teacher (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
All Grades Composite Performance
Tarkington Elementary School Reviews
My daughter attends Tarkington and im pleased with the school....Yet i noticed that preferences are shown to the hispanic children. I understand that some of the children are bilingual and teaching all english classes wouldn't serve them very well...
I would say Takington is a great school to attend. The enviroment is very welcoming. The teachers there are very supportive and involved with the students, they really do care.
My teachers always give me the extra help if I need it, and are always helping students. A lot of the teachers who teach at Tarkington make it fun, thats what I really enjoy.
I think that the school show preference to their latino students. I myself had concerns about my childs class and addressed it with the school. For example when attending a school field trip with my sons class, his teacher read the instructions out loud to the parents about what was needed from them since we all were volenteering. This was perfectly acceptable. However the teacher only read the information in spanish. We I asked her if she was going to read it to in english as well she told me no, she figured I could read it myself. I took offense to that. Yes I can read english, however if you are doing something for one group of individuals it should be done for all. Also there was another case where one of the teachers was seperating the pre-K classmates. The students that spoke spanish were taught things seperately from english speaking students. I also addressed this because this is a form or racial segregation. If I were able to place my child in another school I would do it in a heartbeat. But it is the neighborhood school and I am a single parent working full time with no other option.