Barrington High School

365 reviews
  1. Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
616 West Main St
Barrington, IL 60010
Telephone
(847) 381-3550

Barrington High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1400
52 responses
Average ACT
29
435 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
AP Enrollment
43%
AP Exam Pass Rate
92%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    40%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    50%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    10%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
  • The week of Filly Football (powder puff)
    33%
  • Homecoming week
    22%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football games
    10%
  • The Disco
    9%
  • Go Beyond Games
    4%
  • Multicultural Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,531/ year
National
$11,890
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses

Reviews

365 reviews
  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    182
  • Average
    77
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    4
I think what makes Barrington unique is the enormous amount of opportunity they provide for students. They encourage students to step out of their comfort zone and to try new clubs/extracurricular activities, or even create their own. They had endless options of clubs varying from art to career related to athletic clubs or clubs that pertained to a specific hobby. Moreover, Barrington had such a supportive environment. The teachers, parents, administration always supported students in whatever endeavors they wanted to try! Barrington was a great high school!
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
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 Junior
  • Sep 28 2015
The extracurriculars at my school are amazing. There is something for EVERYONE; actually, any student could find several activities that they're interested in.

We have every sport you could think of, even frisbee! There are cultural clubs for actors, artists and writers. There are clubs for geeks like me; robotics, math, computer, etc. We had book clubs, sewing clubs, language clubs, intramurals, leadership clubs, debate teams. Our list is simply endless.

I think the greatest thing is that we have clubs for kids who just want someone to "hang out with".

I give my school an A+!
  • Niche User
  • Oct 16 2013