Based in Tyler, Texas, Clarkston Elementary School is a part of the Tyler Independent School District. The school enrolls more than 400 students in grades kindergarten through five. It curriculum includes reading and writing, language arts, foreign language, math, science and social studies. Instructional specialists of the school provide lessons in physical education, reading recovery, literacy, speech and visual and performing arts. It also offers music classes that comprise singing, improvising, composing and playing instruments such as xylophones, recorders, maracas, drums and triangles. The student-teacher ratio of the school is 12-to-1.