Administrative Center 310 E. James St. • Barrington, IL 60010

Barrington 220 Key Facts


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 over 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

  • 66% have a Masters degrees or higher
  • 27 have national board certification
  • A District 220 teacher earned the President's award for Excellence in Teaching Math & Science
  • 4 nurses have national board certification

Our Performance

  • Consistently ranked among the state´s top 5% school districts academically
  • 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 budgets for 12 consecutive years
  • Earned highest financial rating from the State of Illinois