About Barrington 220

  • Our Community

    Barrington Community Unit School District 220 was formed in 1973 as a consolidated unit, combining two elementary districts and a high school district into one unit that educates students from pre-kindergarten through high school. Located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, District 220 encompasses 72 square miles. It covers 12 villages: all of Barrington, Lake Barrington, Tower Lakes; and portions of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Port Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, North Barrington, and South Barrington. In addition, District 220 is geographically located in 4 counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kane.

    District 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 Masters degrees or higher
    • 40 staff members have earned national board certification
    • 8 certified school nurses 
    • A District 220 teacher earned the President's award for Excellence in Teaching Math & Science


    Our Performance

    • Consistently ranked among the state's top 5% school districts academically
    • Ranked 4th Best District in Illinois in Niche 2018 rankings
    • BHS named Top 1000 High Schools in the Nation by Newsweek
    • "Outperformer" award from Standard & Poors for academic achievement among school districts with similar demographics
    • "What Parents Want" award from SchoolMatch
    • "Bright Red Apple" award from SchoolSearch for overall excellence
    • AAA bond rating from Standard & Poors
    • Balanced budget for 21 consecutive years
    • Earned highest financial rating from the State of Illinois