Tarkington School of Excellence

3330 West 71st Street

LEED Certified

The new Tarkington Elementary School is the first in the Chicago Public Schools system to have the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. With a building area approximately 134,000-square-feet, the school sits on a 9.82-acre site.

The new two-story elementary school include art, music and science classrooms, a full-serving kitchen and dining facilities, a multipurpose room and a field house that will be shared by the Chicago Park District. The project also involved improvements to Marquette Park, including a new soccer field.


  • 2007 Citation of Merit for Sustainable Design from AIA Chicago