99 out of 10GreatSchools

Barrington High School

Barrington, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2953


Barrington High School
616 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-1400
Barrington High School is located in Barrington, IL and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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We have a superintendent and school board who are at the mercy of a teacher’s union (BEA). They do not want children in school, test scores have dropped, taxes have sky rocketed! Do not move to Barrington for the schools.
BHS has mostly great teachers who care about their students and their well-being. There are great opportunities academically with a wide range of AP and honors classes, and there are programming classes, Mobile Apps being one I am taking text year as a senior. Academics are extremely competitive and lead many students to feel overly stressed, one being myself. It is easy to compare oneself with one's peers, but also all classes are demanding and can be overwhelming. I would describe BHS as a highschool version of an IV league college. There are so many clubs, any given student is bound to find at least one they are interested in. I'm in 5 myself, but it is often difficult to go to the ones before school because I am getting help from teachers almost every day. Almost all teachers are more than happy to assist a struggling student with the exception of a few. Bullying is very present. If bullying is obvious in the classroom, it is immediately stopped. This is a very LGBT-friendly school and staff try to ensure everyone feels safe and respected when coming to school, but there are students who are not nearly as respectful as the staff. From what I can tell, some staff do not seem to take offensive slurs oseriously if it is not in their presence. There are students like this in my lunch period. I brought up my concerns to a couple teachers, but they have only suggested for me move, not addressing the people bullying others and me. I do feel physically safe. I feel accepted by staff (I am LGBT as well as have an IEP) but not by some students. In short, the staff are incredible, I've had teachers who I have had and do have great relationships with and have truly changed my life for the better. But there are other challenges that should be kept in mind as well. Overall, a great school. I would encourage any student who attends BHS to ask for help when they need it and to challenge themselves and get involved, but not so much so that it becomes paralyzing. It's an incredible school that prepares you for the future well, but there are downsides that make it hard. I would easily choose BHS over going to a different high school.
Absolutely wonderful. Incredible staff. Very much so a college preparatory highschool. I spent 4 years there, as did my brother. As two graduates of BHS I only have the upmost respect for the school, teachers, cirriculum, and extracurriculars.
I have two kids in BHS and have been extremely satisfied with academics and extracurricular activities. It is a big school so students need to be self-directed and may take a bit of time to adjust depending on prior experience but they're going into the real world eventually and these key life skills will be essential.
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