Tarkington Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 3330 W 71st St
       Chicago, IL  60629-3503


(773) 535-4700

District: City of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
1652nd of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,945 Help


Students who attend Tarkington Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Bogan High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  871

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.4%
African American:
18.8%
White:
0.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.4% Help


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Compare Details Tarkington Elementary School ranks worse than 79.5% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 241st among 453 ranked elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.78. (See more...)
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Compare Details Tarkington Elementary School ranks worse than 73.9% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.85. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (79.4%), African American (18.8%), White (0.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tarkington Elementary School is 14.6. 319 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tarkington Elementary School is $14,945. 431 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tarkington Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tarkington Elementary School 1652nd of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Tarkington Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Tarkington Elementary School 1010th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Tarkington Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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City of Chicago School District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks City of Chicago School District 299 711th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tarkington Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 21.40 1789th 2095 14.6%
2008 21.27 1753rd 2092 16.2%
2009 27.87 1675th 2120 21.0%
2010 28.19 1679th 2139 21.5%
2011 31.53 1615th 2147 24.8%
2012 31.17 1658th 2166 23.5%
2013 28.46 1616th 2167 25.4%
2014 29.47 1550th 2093 25.9%
2015 43.48 1047th 2052 49.0%
2016 35.18 1283rd 2046 37.3%
2017 33.55 1320th 2044 35.4%
2018 30.55 1408th 2037 30.9%
2019 23.12 1626th 2086 22.1%
2021 17.36 1667th 1948 14.4%
2022 17.39 1768th 2082 15.1%
2023 20.78 1652nd 2077 20.5%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.66 281st 718 60.9%
2019 34.98 526th 743 29.2%
2021 33.58 395th 537 26.4%
2022 25.66 698th 768 9.1%
2023 28.57 659th 788 16.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.42 595th 763 22.0%
2019 25.00 980th 1194 17.9%
2022 26.83 860th 1113 22.7%
2023 29.29 805th 1156 30.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.66 858th 1765 51.4%
2019 36.36 1205th 1816 33.6%
2021 29.17 1135th 1514 25.0%
2022 26.55 1382nd 1763 21.6%
2023 32.02 1258th 1808 30.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.51 1341st 1964 31.7%
2019 22.26 1628th 2019 19.4%
2021 12.96 1582nd 1680 5.8%
2022 17.75 1680th 1970 14.7%
2023 20.57 1581st 1957 19.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.48 559th 907 38.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.42 1372nd 1972 30.4%
2019 25.70 1505th 2019 25.5%
2021 20.14 1401st 1707 17.9%
2022 18.89 1642nd 1977 16.9%
2023 22.67 1525th 1984 23.1%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.49 259th 698 62.9%
2019 35.79 445th 711 37.4%
2022 33.30 453rd 684 33.8%
2023 36.92 414th 692 40.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.59 471st 938 49.8%
2019 35.33 630th 955 34.0%
2021 27.26 593rd 742 20.1%
2022 24.13 798th 954 16.4%
2023 29.98 707th 970 27.1%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Tarkington Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 30.49 986th 1287 23.4%
2008 27.35 1011th 1293 21.8%
2009 27.78 1028th 1318 22.0%
2010 20.72 1115th 1327 16.0%
2011 26.78 1089th 1344 19.0%
2012 36.33 975th 1365 28.6%
2013 39.49 875th 1367 36.0%
2014 29.54 977th 1322 26.1%
2015 23.00 1020th 1302 21.7%
2016 20.39 1090th 1294 15.8%
2017 27.34 941st 1293 27.2%
2018 23.82 989th 1293 23.5%
2019 16.63 1161st 1356 14.4%
2021 23.60 955th 1241 23.0%
2022 19.43 1117th 1369 18.4%
2023 24.85 1010th 1367 26.1%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.21 227th 285 20.4%
2019 25.34 330th 339 2.7%
2022 31.67 370th 454 18.5%
2023 27.22 428th 480 10.8%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.00 478th 602 20.6%
2019 24.69 700th 792 11.6%
2022 33.29 521st 781 33.3%
2023 34.74 474th 805 41.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.39 745th 1161 35.8%
2019 22.76 1014th 1217 16.7%
2021 39.78 585th 1019 42.6%
2022 26.43 950th 1221 22.2%
2023 34.03 819th 1234 33.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.82 902nd 1226 26.4%
2019 18.37 1066th 1276 16.5%
2022 16.98 1117th 1286 13.1%
2023 25.03 947th 1275 25.7%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.72 353rd 674 47.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.79 1004th 1223 17.9%
2019 16.38 1132nd 1296 12.7%
2021 15.48 960th 1048 8.4%
2022 24.14 973rd 1286 24.3%
2023 25.62 952nd 1292 26.3%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.73 308th 511 39.7%
2019 29.34 435th 565 23.0%
2022 31.49 404th 573 29.5%
2023 28.32 443rd 569 22.1%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Tarkington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.29 434th 590 26.4%
2019 19.10 578th 639 9.5%
2021 37.17 318th 517 38.5%
2022 23.45 556th 662 16.0%
2023 34.40 434th 661 34.3%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Tarkington Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 8 287 1 611 0 n/a n/a 21 928
2007 9 337 1 720 0 n/a n/a 28 1095
2008 8 298 1 747 2 n/a n/a 23 1079
2009 8 304 0 802 0 n/a n/a 0 1114
2010 6 304 0 786 0 n/a n/a 0 1096
2011 2 266 1 773 9 0 11 0 1062
2012 5 226 1 807 10 0 11 0 1060
2013 4 214 1 814 9 0 11 0 1053
2014 4 214 0 823 7 0 9 0 1057
2015 2 205 1 807 4 0 6 0 1025
2016 2 216 1 781 4 0 4 0 1008
2017 5 204 1 786 4 0 2 0 1002
2018 5 199 1 786 4 2 2 0 999
2019 4 207 2 732 2 0 0 0 947
2020 5 210 2 746 3 0 0 0 966
2021 4 192 2 742 2 0 0 0 942
2022 7 176 4 731 2 0 3 0 923
2023 5 164 4 692 3 0 3 0 871

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Tarkington Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 928 n/a n/a n/a
2007 1095 42.0 26.1 n/a
2008 1079 49.0 22.0 n/a
2009 1114 51.0 21.8 91.2
2010 1096 53.0 20.6 98.1
2011 1062 55.0 19.3 94.8
2012 1060 55.0 19.2 97.5
2013 1053 75.5 13.9 97.2
2014 1057 62.0 17.0 96.9
2015 1025 53.0 19.3 97.3
2016 1008 48.0 21.0 95.7
2017 1002 49.6 20.1 94.7
2018 999 49.1 20.3 93.1
2019 947 59.0 16.0 91.7
2020 966 58.0 16.6 92.9
2021 942 n/a n/a n/a
2022 923 59.0 15.6 89.8
2023 871 59.5 14.6 92.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Tarkington Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 928 n/a n/a n/a
2007 1095 42.0 26.1 n/a
2008 1079 49.0 22.0 n/a
2009 1114 51.0 21.8 91.2
2010 1096 53.0 20.6 98.1
2011 1062 55.0 19.3 94.8
2012 1060 55.0 19.2 97.5
2013 1053 75.5 13.9 97.2
2014 1057 62.0 17.0 96.9
2015 1025 53.0 19.3 97.3
2016 1008 48.0 21.0 95.7
2017 1002 49.6 20.1 94.7
2018 999 49.1 20.3 93.1
2019 947 59.0 16.0 91.7
2020 966 58.0 16.6 92.9
2021 942 n/a n/a n/a
2022 923 59.0 15.6 89.8
2023 871 59.5 14.6 92.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Tarkington Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201599.8%99.8%99.2%99.2%37.9%99.0%99.7%3.9%
201698.8%99.4%99.3%99.3%37.6%98.8%65.1%3.7%9.9%
201798.3%98.8%98.8%98.8%38.0%97.6%98.4%3.8%18.1%
201899.7%99.6%99.6%99.6%36.9%99.6%99.5%3.8%29.9%
201999.9%99.9%100.0%100.0%36.4%99.6%99.7%1.9%32.8%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Tarkington Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,065 (10.2%) $9,421 (89.8%) $10,486
2020 $1,116 (9.7%) $10,349 (90.3%) $11,466
2021 $2,753 (21.8%) $9,851 (78.2%) $12,604
2022 $2,753 (21.8%) $9,851 (78.2%) $12,604
2023 $3,008 (20.1%) $11,937 (79.9%) $14,945

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Tarkington Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1626th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 1652nd of 2077 Elementary schools
 1.6%
Ranks 1161st of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 1010th of 1367 Middle schools
 11.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tarkington Elementary School)3614.6
 21.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)39.419.7
 19.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Tarkington Elementary School)26.18
 18.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)32.920.9
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Tarkington Elementary School)10.822.7
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)23.225
 1.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Tarkington Elementary School)18.85.7
 13.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)24.116.4
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Tarkington Elementary School)13.515.2
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)24.124.1
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Tarkington Elementary School)17.66.7
 10.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)20.715
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Tarkington Elementary School)25.822.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (City of Chicago School District 299)40.739.2
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Tarkington Elementary School)9.618.8
 9.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)22.824.7
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Tarkington Elementary School)84.3
 3.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)17.714.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Tarkington Elementary School)10.520.7
 10.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)28.229.7
 1.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Tarkington Elementary School)5.76.3
 0.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)21.818.7
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Tarkington Elementary School)13.429
 15.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)26.231.3
 5.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Tarkington Elementary School)11.414
 2.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)24.319.5
 4.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Tarkington Elementary School)3225.9
 6.1%
   8th Grade Science (City of Chicago School District 299)40.340.3
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students947871
 8%
African American207164
 20.8%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic732692
 5.5%
Pacific Islander00
White45
 25%
Two or More Races03
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.7%92.4%
 0.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 871 students attended Tarkington Elementary School.

Students at Tarkington Elementary School are 79% Hispanic, 19% African American.

Tarkington Elementary School ranks in the bottom 20.5% of Illinois elementary schools.

Students who attend Tarkington Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Bogan High School


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