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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Barrington High School is a top rated, public school located in Barrington, IL. It has 3,004 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
616 W Main St
Barrington, IL 60010
Telephone
(847) 381-1400
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Barrington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1300
326 responses
Average ACT
29
755 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$111,528
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,316
National
$949
Median Home Value
$492,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • The week of Filly Football (powder puff)
    30%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Football games
    11%
  • The Disco
    8%
  • Multicultural Week
    7%
  • Health Fair
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,046
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,502/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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There are many opportunities at the high school. This includes clubs, sports, and after-school activities. Our school is a lot more modern than most and some classes and lounge areas have extremely comfortable seating. This seating makes the learning environment very beneficial. Barrington High School is also a lot more technologically advanced than other schools. We rely on technology in the classroom everyday and it does help completing most assignments. The only problem with that is the administration didn’t really think what technology would benefit the students the most. Because of this there are many issues with our technology causing our tech librarians to be overwhelmed with complaints.
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BHS is a very good school academic-wise! Although, it seems to be a school in which it funds certain clubs/activities over others. It also isn't quite diverse, which influences certain individuals to have a negative attitude towards those who aren't the white majority, which is very discouraging to witness. Other than this, the academics prepare students very well for college!
Overall my experience at Barrington High School has been very positive. My teachers have been helpful and professional and I have never had a bad experience in my three years there. Also, while I know a lot goes on behind the scenes regarding safety, none of it reaches the actual student body and I haven’t felt in danger while at school. There are also so many ways to get involved. The school is taking action to prevent anti-bullying and other issues that are typical in a high school setting which I think has a long way to go. I don’t see much change yet despite the new programs. Academics are strong and as a senior I feel ready for college. The food isn’t the greatest and our bathrooms really need to be redone. Overall, my experience at Barrington High School has been a mostly positive one.