Barrington High School in Barrington, IL - Niche

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Barrington High School is a public school in Barrington, Illinois. It has 3,016 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 297 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

616 W Main St
Barrington, IL
(847) 381-1400

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3.9 from 297 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For the greater amount, this school is absolutely wonderful. You can partake in classes of Independent Living and learn to finance your life, or take Human Biology and work with cadavers. There truly are unlimited options! As a thespian, to have a proactive theatre program is fantastic! You can be in drama club after school and an acting class during school. The only downfall to this school is the attitude. Most people take the excellent education for granted. They feel that because their families have unlimited cash, they can pay their way through school and life. Overall, Barrington High School has something for everyone. You want to build robots? You want to be an entrepreneur? Barrington has it all.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This is one of the best schools you could possible go to in regards to opportunities, and teacher involvment. I have never experienced bullying, or intense peer pressure. The staff is caring, and there are great clubs and afterschool activities to join.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school offers a wide variety of different classes which I enjoy. There are also many clubs and sports available. The quality of education surpasses many high schools.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Barrington High School is a great school with an emphasis on education and a college preparatory curriculum. There are also over 80 clubs the kids can participate in for extra curricular activities; there is something for all interests and if your student is an athelete, they have an excellent program for both boys and girls.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I Love the opportunities for success they provide, almost everyone makes you feel wecolmed. Especially people incolved with the art community. My first week couple of weeks of school they nominated my art work into a college level art competition that i actually knew nothing about. Which makes it more of an honor to be hand chosen. Also being reminded that majority students who wanted to be in this art show had to apply. so i'm just very grateful. The only thing i dislike is the Race Separation, you can sense almost feel when a group of kids dont necessarily associate with african american and/or mexican peers.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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4.33 Barrington Middle School - Station Campus Public
4.33 Arnett C. Lines Elementary School Public
4.33 Countryside Elementary School Public
4.33 Barrington Middle School - Prairie Campus Public
4.33 North Barrington Elementary School Public
Holy Family Catholic Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Lake Zurich Middle School - South Campus Public
4.00 Isaac Fox Elementary School Public
4.33 Barbara B. Rose Elementary School Public
Montessori School of North Hoffman Private, Montessori
4.00 Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School Public
4.00 May Whitney Elementary School Public
4.00 Seth Paine Elementary School Public
4.00 Fox River Grove Middle School Public
St. Francis de Sales School Private, Religious
3.33 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.66 Sarah Adams Elementary School Public
4.00 Lake Zurich High School Public
4.00 Algonquin Road Elementary School Public
3.66 Marion Jordan Elementary School Public
4.00 Lake Zurich Middle School - North Campus Public
4.00 Spencer Loomis Elementary School Public
4.00 John Muir Literacy Academy Public
Camelot Schools Private, Special Education
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4.00 Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High School Public
3.33 Wauconda Middle School Public
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3.66 Hoffman Estates High School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Lake Zurich High School 5 mi. 2,064
4.33 William Fremd High School 6 mi. 2,732
3.66 Hoffman Estates High School 7 mi. 1,964
4.00 Cary-Grove Community High School 7 mi. 1,846
2.33 Dundee-Crown High School 6 mi. 2,486

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Barrington High School United States Cary-Grove Community High School Dundee-Crown High School Hoffman Estates High School Lake Zurich High School William Fremd High School
White 70.0% 51.0% 85.0% 39.0% 39.0% 85.0% 67.0%
Hispanic 15.0% 25.0% 8.0% 47.0% 26.0% 6.0% 7.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 2.0% 2.0% 18.0% 4.0% 19.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 0% 7.0% 13.0% 0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 25.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 40% Lots of opportunities to do what you want
  • 25% The amount of extracurricular activities
  • 10% It's very easy to get around
  • 7% Technology allows us to do more than other schools
  • 5% Great athletic programs
  • 5% Teachers very thoughtful and passionate
  • 5% Nurse's office and help for kids with health probs
  • 3% College preparatory curriculum is offered

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 27% The classrooms vary widely in temperature
  • 21% Sometimes the hallways are really crowded
  • 19% Big and sometimes its hard to get to class on time
  • 19% The rich kid attitude that 70% of students have
  • 10% Too much college pressure as an underclassman
  • 4% The Segregation

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 24% Challenging curriculum
  • 21% High Graduation Rate
  • 21% All around high achieving students
  • 17% Football Stadium
  • 10% Involved students who achieve great feats
  • 7% We're very technology based

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 61% Quality education
  • 32% We take pride in everything, good or bad
  • 7% Preparing students for the real world

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 54% Get involved in whatever interests you early
  • 25% There's always opportunities to get help
  • 11% Stay focused and get involved in school activities
  • 7% Join as many clubs as you can
  • 4% You will be lost at some point, find a map

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.