CONTACT Tarkington

310 Scott Street
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-520-2775

Fax: 847-419-3074

Attendance: 847-520-2776



Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Tarkington Elementary School serves students through 5th grade. School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM daily.

Lockdown at Holmes Middle School

October 4, 2022

Topic: Unassigned

At approximately noon, Holmes Middle School administration responded to a report of a weapon in the school. The Wheeling Police Department was dispatched and arrived on the scene. School administration followed the District protocol and placed the school on lockdown while the police determine whether  the weapon is an airsoft gun. 

Students are safe. The District will continue to update parents via ParentSquare. 

The safety of our students is the District’s first priority. Support staff are on hand to provide support and assistance as needed.