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Barrington High School

An estimated total of $62 million out of the $147 million referendum will be spent at Barrington High School, which includes all construction costs and non-construction items such as safety and security, furniture and technology. Construction at BHS began in Summer 2022 and is anticipated to run through 2025. Key projects include: 

  • New front atrium addition (this will be a commons area that serves as a flexible learning space, as well as a place where students can eat lunch, meet in groups or work on individual projects)*
  • Existing cafeteria renovation
  • Student Services area renovation (counseling, attendance, health services, dean’s office)
  • PE/Wellness interior renovation
  • Renovation of existing space to create two new culinary arts labs 
  • Parking lot reconfiguration to improve traffic circulation and safety 
  • Renovation of Fields of Dreams and varsity baseball field*
  • Installation of synthetic turf for new multipurpose field* 
  • Replacement and relocation of tennis courts*
  • Replacement of phone system with new digital system 
  • General repairs/maintenance* 
  • Safety and security improvements*  
  • Architectural design work for potential new BHS Fine Arts Center*
     

*Indicates projects that are currently underway. 

Please note that during the 22-23 school year the main entrance to BHS off of Main Street will only be accessible to staff, buses and Build 220 construction traffic. All students and parents must use the west parking lot (off Hart Road) to access the building. The west parking lot is reserved for senior parking only. 

PHOTOS/Renderings
Nurses' Office

Construction crews have started work on the new Nurses’ Office on the lower level of BHS. The new office will be located behind the plywood walls, which is right across from the current Nurses’ Office. (Photo: January 31, 2023)

Multi-purpose field

The new multi-purpose turf field is located on the north side of the building, between the newly renovated varsity baseball field and the new tennis courts. It will be ready for students in the spring. (Photo: January 2023)

BHS Front Atrium

Construction on the new BHS Commons (front atrium addition) began prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. It is expected to be complete in the fall, after the start of the 2023-24 school year. (Photo: January 31, 2023)

  • Build 220
BHS Athletic Entrance

The athletic entrance on the west side of the building will feature a much more visible entryway for students and visitors. 

  • Build 220
BHS Commons

A new front addition to the high school will be visible from Main Street. This area will be a commons area where students can eat lunch, meet in groups or work on individual projects. 

  • Build 220
BHS Commons (Level 1)

Inside the new front addition which will be visible from Main Street. This area will be a commons area where students can eat lunch, meet in groups or work on individual projects. 

  • Build 220
BHS Main Entrance

A more visible entryway will be created at the main entrance to the high school (Door 45), which faces Main Street.