Award Year: 2022

Barrington High School

220 Lincoln Avenue
Barrington, RI, 02806-2941

(401) 247-3150

Mr. Joseph Hurley, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr Christopher John Ashley, Current Principal

Barrington School District

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Barrington Public School's mission is to empower all students to excel in character, citizenship, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking, so that they may positively impact the future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Barrington High School Graduates with Class

Barrington High School Graduates with Class

Barrington High School in Barrington, Rhode Island, is a great place for students to learn, achieve their goals and explore their interests - both inside and outside of the classroom.

Inside the classroom, teaching and learning is driven by our Vision of the Graduate which directly reflects the six Deep Learning competencies: character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. These "Six Cs" shape instruction and assessment as well as our expectations for every learner, both as individuals and in their collaboration with their peers and interactions with other members of the BHS community. These expectations are made "visible" to students through "I Can" statements posted in every classroom and on which they often reflect with respect to their achievement of these skills and understandings.

Outside of the classroom, teachers are afforded one hour of common planning time each week and they also meet weekly with small groups of student advisees, emphasizing social emotional learning and awareness using a curriculum developed by the Yale University RULER program. We provide students with a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities, including 46 clubs and 27 sports. There are also creative opportunities in music (jazz band, concert band, and chamber groups), theater, writing (literary magazine, school newspaper, and yearbook) and television broadcasting. Over 70% of our students participate in at least one extracurricular activity. As such, they help to create a positive school culture and contribute to what makes BHS the true Home of the Eagles.