About Barrington 220

  • Our Community

    Barrington Community Unit School District 220 is a nationally recognized pre-K-12 school district located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago. The school district is geographically located in four counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kane. Barrington 220 has one high school, two middle school campuses for grades 6-8, eight elementary schools, and one early childhood center. 

    Our Mission

    "Inspiring all learners to achieve excellence"

    Our Students

    • We educate nearly 9,000 students: pre kindergarten through Grade 12
    • We serve students from a 72 square mile area including all or part of: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington, and Tower Lakes

    Our Teachers and Staff

    • 87% have a master's degree or higher
    • 41 staff members have earned National Board Certification (the credential is considered to be one of the most respected nationwide among educators)
    • 1 Barrington 220 staff member has earned the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching Math & Science
  • Our Recognitions

    • 11 National Blue Ribbon Awards
    • Consistenly ranked in top 10 school districts in Illinois by Niche 
    • Barrington 220 named one of nation's "2020 Best Communities for Music Education" by NAMM Foundation
    • Barrington 220 named 2019 and 2020 Top Workplace in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune
    • BHS named one of America's Best High School's in 2020 US News & World Report 
    • Named 2018 Best District in Illinois by 24/7 Wall Street 
    • All Barrington 220 elementary schools have received the Let's Move! Active Schools National Award 
    • Barrington 220 has earned a spot on the College Board AP Honor Roll five times 
    • BHS named 2018 Democracy School
    • BHS named Apple Distinguished School
    • AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor's for past 12 years (one of only 85 districts nationwide to receive AAA bond rating)
    • Balanced budget for 22 consecutive years
  • Notable Alumni

    • Barbara Bash: Author and illustrator 
    • Chris Erskine: LA Times Columnist 
    • Gary Fencik: Chicago Bears super bowl champion
    • Gregory Garre: 44th United States Solicitor General  
    • Otis Hudson: Former NFL guard
    • Casey Larson: Olympic ski jumper 
    • Katrina Lenk: Tony Award-winning actress/singer
    • Marvin Lipofsky: Founder of the studio-glass movement
    • Lauren Magiera: WGN-TV sports reporter/anchor 
    • Terry Moran: ABC News correspondent
    • Wallace J. Nichols: Marine biologist, author, wild water advocate
    • Hank Paulson: 74th Secretary of the Treasury
    • Brittney Payton: Fox 32 Morning Anchor 
    • Veronica Roth: New York Times best selling author
    • Cynthia Rowley: Renowned fashion designer
    • Jenna Szczesney: Professional women's soccer player 
    • Dan Stevenson: NFL offensive lineman
    • Gary Marlon Suson: Founder of the Award-Winning Ground Zero Museum Workshop
    • Richard Threlkeld: CBS News correspondent 
    • Mike Tobin: FOX News senior correspondent
    • Dan Wilson: MLB catcher
    • Corinne Wood: 44th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois 
    • Colleen Zenk: Three-time Lead Actress Emmy nominee, soap opera star