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Barrington High School

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Posted February 13, 2013

I agree, the bullying is ignored. Not suprisingly, the link to the state bullying policy on the school website doesn't work. I transferred my chiild out after completing almost 11 years in the Barrington school system; she could no longer tolerate the bullying and was unable to thrive in class. The school was of NO help and had no methods of reducing bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

We have two children in the school system. Our eldest daughter is a student at the high school, and so far we have been extremely happy with her experiences there. She works hard, enjoys school, has a great group of friends, and she likes to participate in many of the after-school activities they offer. Barrington has many high-achieving students. As a result, the learning environment can be a bit competitive and challenging,. Ultimately, however, it benefits students because the standards are high. Overall, we're very happy with the schools here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

My child was extremely unhappy with this school. The bullying is horrible, and the teachers are no help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

As an alumni of Barrington High School, I have many good things to say. The academics were superior. The teachers were clearly committed to the students and were always happy to go above and beyond. Given the small size of the school, the extra attention was always available for studenst who needed help as well as those looking for an additional challenge. While all four years were engaging, Barrington offers a wide variety of AP classes with teachers who clearly want each student to excel. While the curriculum is a focus of BHS, the extra curriculars can't go unmentioned. There were many productions held each year (choral/instrumental/performance) and they were always well attended by students/parents/community. In addition, the athletics programs are successful year after year and the majority of the student body participates.


Posted January 16, 2008

Excellent schooling programs
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2005

This school is really good all around; the school is very well taken care of, wonderful teachers who really care about students, very few students who cause any trouble, very high standards and exspectations. The only problem is that this quality does come at a price; the town has extroadinarily high taxes and people are often seen as snobby and preppy and rich. However, the school system is exstreamly good.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students70%
Female64%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian70%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students22%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students39%
Not economically disadvantaged students64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 1% 22%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Barrington Middle School
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2005)
  • US News & World Report Silver Medal (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40am
School end time
  • 2:11pm
School Leader's name
  • John R. Gray
Fax number
  • (401) 245-6170

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • We have an active pto, a school improvement team, a booster club and numerous other activities that involve parents.
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Barrington, RI 02806
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