EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Barrington High School – Barrington, RI

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Barrington High School

220 Lincoln Avenue
Barrington, RI, 02806-2941

(401) 247-3150

Mr. Joseph Hurley, Principal at time of Nomination

Barrington

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Mission

Equip students with knowledge and skills necessary to be confident, critical decision makers by providing a rigorous curriculum, diverse co-curricular opportunities, and effective instructional strategies.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 5%
 

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Barrington High School has Class!

Barrington High School has Class!

With a long and rich tradition of academic excellence, Barrington High School (BHS) prides itself on the accomplishments of our students and the quality of our staff. Our school is located in the suburban community of Barrington, Rhode Island, ten miles outside the capital city of Providence. BHS has been recognized as the top high school in the state for 2013, 2014, and 2016 according to Rhode Island Monthly magazine's annual "Best High Schools" rankings. In 2014, we ranked number 200 in Newsweek's "America's Top High Schools" report, and in 2014 and 2016, BHS was the recipient of a Gold Medal by US News and World Report. In addition to our outstanding staff and dedicated students, the support of Barrington's parent community has provided our district with opportunities that contribute to the success of our schools. Our climate is one of respect, trust and support. In recent years, programs such as Chain Reaction, Unified Sports and Theater, Student Council's Battle of the Classes, and the School Improvement Team's Eagle of the Month award, have positively impacted the culture of our school. The students and staff at BHS are caring and compassionate and generally look out for one another's well-being. This point was reinforced by data reported in the 2014 and 2015 OECD Tests for Schools that reported very high findings regarding teacher-student relations at our school with nearly 100 percent of students strongly agreeing that their teachers treat them fairly and are interested in their well-being.