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.


Educational research shows that students perform at their highest levels and exhibit the most growth when teachers collaborate. As a result, teams of teachers are the foundational structure of School District 21. Core academic teams provide students with instruction in the Learner Qualities and the core academic areas: Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Kindergarten Teachers

Jennifer Caponigri


Recent Updates

We met with our 5th grade buddies recently and had a great time working together.
Next week is Spring Break. I hope everyone has a safe, relaxing break! Your child can work on the following websites to keep up their skills: ABCya XtraMath RAZKids
In December, we met with another first grade class. They read their small moments stories with the kindergarten class. It was wonderful to see all my former kindergarten students and how...
50's day was a blast! This week was the 50th day of school and boy did we have fun! We counted many different items to 50, colored a pink and...