Durkin Park Elementary participates in the Chicago Math & Science Initiative and provides students with the opportunity to join an academic bowl team. Durkin Park has two traditional computer labs and science lab. Durkin Park’s fewer than 700 diverse students earn recognition for perfect attendance and citizenship. Staff takes great concern in students’ well-being and academic success. Durkin Park has entered a partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry to expand science initiatives. The school also has programs running after school hours in conjunction with the School/Communities Initiative.