Barrington High School in Barrington, IL - Niche

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Barrington High School is a public school in Barrington, Illinois. It has 3,029 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 352 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

616 West Main St
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-3550

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 352 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Students are very involved and there is a scene for everyone. We have lots of all races except for african americans so yeah. People are generally pretty accepting and as a group are very accepting.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Academics: There are tons of AP classes and the teachers are competent. The quality of students is such that if you need help your peers can help you.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school in general is very safe and the students for the most part are good kids so if you are not involved in something sketchy you are all good.
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of different opportunities for students to get involved with any sort of club they want, and it's relatively easy to start a club if you have an interest not represented.
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's been a pretty good experience. There is not a lot of diversity but everyone is fairly tolerant of others.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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
3.66 Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School Public
4.00 May Whitney Elementary School Public
4.00 Seth Paine Elementary School Public
3.00 Fox River Grove Middle School Public
St. Francis de Sales School Private, Religious
3.00 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
4.00 Sarah Adams Elementary School Public
4.00 Lake Zurich High School Public
3.66 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
3.33 John Muir Literacy Academy Public
Camelot Schools Private, Special Education
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Transfiguration School Private, Religious
3.33 Walter R. Sundling Junior High School Public
4.33 William Fremd High School Public
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3.33 Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Public
3.00 Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High School Public
3.00 Wauconda Middle School Public
4.00 Sunny Hill Elementary School Public
Trinity Oaks Christian Academy Private, Religious
Ss. Peter & Paul School Private, Religious
Bible Baptist Christian Academy Private, Religious
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2.00 Golfview Elementary School Public
4.00 Hoffman Estates High School Public
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St. Matthew Lutheran School Private, Religious
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Griffin Christian School Private, Religious
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St. Theresa Elementary School Private, Religious
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Oak Ridge Public, Alternative
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3.00 Algonquin Lakes Elementary School Public
3.00 Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Lake Zurich High School 5 mi. 2,034
4.33 William Fremd High School 6 mi. 2,726
4.00 Hoffman Estates High School 7 mi. 1,906
4.00 Cary-Grove Community High School 7 mi. 1,813
2.33 Dundee-Crown High School 6 mi. 2,541

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

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 69.0% 51.0% 83.0% 38.0% 37.0% 85.0% 66.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 25.0% 11.0% 49.0% 28.0% 6.0% 7.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 2.0% 2.0% 18.0% 5.0% 21.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 0% 7.0% 12.0% 0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.2%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 25.3%
Grade 12 24.0%

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 49 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 31% Lots of opportunities to do what you want
  • 21% The amount of extracurricular activities
  • 11% Technology allows us to do more than other schools
  • 9% It's very easy to get around
  • 8% Teachers very thoughtful and passionate
  • 8% College preparatory curriculum is offered
  • 7% Great athletic programs
  • 3% Nurse's office and help for kids with health probs

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

  • 27% The classrooms vary widely in temperature
  • 23% Sometimes the hallways are really crowded
  • 18% The rich kid attitude that 70% of students have
  • 16% Big and sometimes its hard to get to class on time
  • 11% Too much college pressure as an underclassman
  • 5% The Segregation

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 42 responses

  • 26% All around high achieving students
  • 19% Challenging curriculum
  • 17% High Graduation Rate
  • 14% We're very technology based
  • 12% Football Stadium
  • 10% Involved students who achieve great feats
  • 2% Lots of voluntering opportunities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 59% Quality education
  • 27% We take pride in everything, good or bad
  • 5% Stuck-up
  • 5% Preparing students for the real world
  • 2% Basically the Shire from the Lord of the Rings
  • 2% GO BRONCOS!!!!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 50% Get involved in whatever interests you early
  • 25% There's always opportunities to get help
  • 12% Stay focused and get involved in school activities
  • 6% Join as many clubs as you can
  • 3% You will be lost at some point, find a map
  • 3% Find a sport, find a club, find a group of friends

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% 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.