Talala Elementary School

430 Talala St, Park Forest, IL 60466 | (708) 672-2659
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 282
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4.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Connie Hoffman
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 282
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 18.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 130 (46.1%)
  • Females: 139 (49.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 31 (11.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 200 (70.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 231 (81.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Talala Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Talala Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade4014.2%
2nd Grade5118.1%
3rd Grade4817.0%
4th Grade4817.0%
5th Grade4917.4%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Talala Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 26, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school district is questionable. They say they don't have funding for things needed such as gym, art, and books. where is the money. I have never heard of a school that does not have gym. Last year everyone was up in arms if there would be a Talala school to go to. I would not reccoment anyone to send their child to this school or this district!
  • Reviewed by Student on January 22, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i go to this school i love it is so fun it is the best go talala tigers!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on October 04, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • hi this is kariesha brown a student at talala elementary school and actually i still go 2 this school i am a 5th grader in mrs.quarles class i love this school it is very educated i will miss this school next year
  • Reviewed by Student on February 19, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i haid a wonderful school year my teacher was mrs.dickson from jacquale
  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 18, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I actually attended this school back in 1976- 79. My parents pulled me out, claiming I could get a better education at private school. Did I receive that? In my opionion, NO. Yes, I was a bit "active" as a child, but overall, my sisters and I were good kids. We certainly raised a lot more hell in private school, where the education certainly lacked, and there was a lot less diversity.

    At Talala, I received the opportunity to expand on the talents I had. I was a voracious reader by second grade, and my reading was encouraged. Even back then, I felt school was tough, but I did well to rise to the occasion. In private school, they went out of their way to make me feel like an idiot.

    Overall, I have done well for myself, but over the years, I still reflect on my grade school education and feel that Talala was a wonderful school for me to attend. I had a principal, Mr. Edmunds, who was caring and kind, and my teachers, though tough, really were very good. I happened to stumble across this website while doing a little research on my grade school, and I was pleased to see it is still open and thriving, with the same philosophies and happy kids as when I went there.

    If a kid can still have these great feelings about a school thirty years later, that has to count for something....
  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 26, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this was a really good school.the schools ahead of this are not as good,but this school really is full of great teachers and wonderful students.

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