Established in 1972, Fierke Education Center provides academic programs to students in kindergarten through grade five. It operates a parent-teacher association that provides planning and implementation of a variety of fundraising activities for the benefit of the school. The school has a staff of more than 45 full-time certified teachers and paraprofessionals that includes an inclusion facilitator, program assistant, school nurse, social worker, reading specialist, speech therapist, physical education instructor and custodian. The school maintains a variety of academic departments, such as English, language arts, math, science, music, physical education and social studies. Fierke Education Center is allied with Community Consolidated School District 146 and is located in Oak Forest, Ill.