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About Barrington 220

Our Community

The Barrington 220 School District is a nationally recognized preK-12 school district, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The school district is geographically located in four counties: Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry. Barrington 220 has one high school, two middle school campuses for grades 6-8, eight elementary schools, one early childhood center, and a transition center for special education students who are 18-22 years old. The first Barrington school was a one-room schoolhouse, which opened in 1835. However, it wasn’t until 1973 that the Barrington 220 School District officially formed. Since then Barrington 220 has become known for its innovative curriculum, rich history and sense of community. As a unit district, Barrington 220 has the unique opportunity to see students’ education from the very beginning, until they graduate from Barrington High School. 

Our Mission

"Empower personal excellence in every learner"

Our Students

  • We educate nearly 8,500 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 Educators 

  • Nearly 90% 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)

Our Recognitions

  • 11 National Blue Ribbon Awards
  • Consistently ranked in top 10 school districts in Illinois by Niche 
  • Barrington 220 named 2019, 2020 and 2021 Top Workplace in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune
  • Barrington 220 named one of nation's "2020 Best Communities for Music Education" by NAMM Foundation
  • BHS named one of America's Best High School's in US News & World Report (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • 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 Apple Distinguished School
  • AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor's for past 15 years (one of only 88 districts nationwide to receive AAA bond rating)
  • Balanced budget for 26 consecutive years
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Barrington 220

515 W. Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010