BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

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616 W MAIN ST
BARRINGTON, IL 60010
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Phone: 847-381-1400
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Barrington 220
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 749.8
  • Number Students: 2999
  • Number Teachers: 170
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8861
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Stephen Mcwilliams
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (38 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-17
    "We moved to the district from another state based on location to work, transportation and most importantly, excellent rating for the schools. My kids are very happy at the high school and station middle school. They both say the schools are much better than the ones they previously attended. The schools are not perfect, but none are. The administration for both BHS and Station Middle School are very involved and don't just sit at their desk. The principals both attend the PTO meetings, along with the counselors and a school board rep. at the high school meetings."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-06
    "My school is a great place where all students feel accepted and encouraged to get involved in activities. For the students we aren't just classmates we are a family and we will always work together to the best for our schools. We come together and win various competitions for sports/clubs in state championships, sectional champions, and regional champions. We are Barrington!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-05
    "Anyone that has given this school a harshly negative review has not had experience in other schools across the country. Barrington High School has a diverse student body, a club/sport/volunteer organization for just about everyone, well-educated teachers and staff with great leadership, dedication, experience, and community involvement. Kids that walk away with an education that truly prepares them for college or their post-graduate careers. As an alumni as well as a teacher that works in the city of Chicago, I only wish that my students could see the opportunities that BHS provides that they are, unfortunately, missing out on. It is a very traditional high school experience with a lot of hometown pride. Addressing any drug issues that have been included in reviews- you are naive to think that you won't find that in any high school these days. Rich or poor, teenagers face personal issues and will experiment and hang out with people they shouldn't- it's called growing up. I feel lucky to have attended BHS and i think most people really appreciate it especially after they are thrown in the real world! I hope to send my kids here in the future."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-05
    "Beautiful school. Full of great people. Great educations. Great teachers. Great environment. Not more to say."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-29
    "As a Barrington HIgh School Graduate and parent of one of the very few BCHS students to not graduate I am surprised to see that none of these reviews mention the alcohol and narcotics problems that plague the school and the teen suicides. Whenever I meet new families to the area, I always warn them of these issues, and stress the importance of communication with their children, and honestly discussing these issues. My son withdrew from BCHS feeling he had more in common with his teachers (and these included some older teachers) than with his class mates. He passed his GEDs started courses at Harper College in September of what would have been his senior year in high school. He got into a technical program and did extremely well. The high school offers a number of wonderful programs, has incredible facilities, has many excellent teachers, and yet a couple of enormous problems exist and must be addressed."
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