Barrington High School (Barrington, Rhode Island)

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Barrington High School
A blue sign with gold lettering reading "BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL" stands in front of the school.
Barrington High School
Address
220 Lincoln Avenue
Barrington, Rhode Island, 02806
United States
Coordinates 41°44′50″N 71°19′13″W / 41.7473236°N 71.3203290°W / 41.7473236; -71.3203290Coordinates: 41°44′50″N 71°19′13″W / 41.7473236°N 71.3203290°W / 41.7473236; -71.3203290
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1951
School district Barrington School District
Superintendent Michael Messore
CEEB Code 400000
Principal Joseph Hurley
Faculty 96
Grades 9–12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1027 (2014)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)         
Mascot Eagle
Newspaper The Talon
Yearbook The Arrow
Feeder schools Barrington Middle School
Website
[1][2][3]

Barrington High School is a public high school located in Barrington, a town in Bristol County, Rhode Island. Barrington High School is the only high school in the Barrington School District, serving grades 9-12. As of 2014, Barrington High School is headed by principal Joseph Hurley, who assumed office shortly after the retirement of former principal John Gray. Barrington High School's school colors are blue and gold, and its mascot is the Eagle.

Barrington High School has been noted for its academic achievement, test scores, AP participation rates and high graduation rates. It has received a gold rating from U.S News & World Report, in which it was ranked as the number one high school in Rhode Island.[4] In its 2014 list of "America's Top High Schools", Newsweek ranked Barrington High School in the top 200.[5]

History[edit]

Leander R. Peck Memorial School[edit]

Isaiah F. Cady, a Brown University alumni, established the Prince Hill Family and Day School in 1870. After its closing in 1880, the building would be used as Barrington's first high school in 1884; the school later moved to the recently constructed town hall in 1888.[6] In 1917, the Leander R. Peck Memorial School was built next to the town hall, donated by the late Leander Peck's wife. The Peck school served as the Barrington's high school from 1917 until 1951, expanded in 1925 and again in 1935.[7]

Barrington High School[edit]

Plans for the construction of a new high school building began in the early 1950s, as part of a larger plan to construct schools for the growing population of Barrington. The current Barrington High School building was constructed in 1951, amidst a period of suburbanization resulting from the post-war baby boom and the increasing availability of the automobile.[8][9]

Academics[edit]

As of the 2014 school year, Barrington High School currently operates on a 7:40 a.m. to 2:11 p.m. schedule, which consists of six instruction periods and one lunch period.[10]

Awards[edit]

Barrington High School has been deemed a National Blue Ribbon School,[11] and has received a gold rating from U.S News & World Report.[4] In 2014, Newsweek ranked Barrington High School as No. 200 in an analysis of 14,454 U.S schools based on graduation rates, SAT scores, and AP participation rates.[5]

Test Scores[edit]

During the 2013-2014 school year, 79 percent [12] of Barrington High School 11th graders were proficient in NECAP math assesments, and 58 percent[13] were proficient in NECAP science assessments. In reading and writing NECAP assessments, Barrington High School 11th graders showed proficiencies of 98 percent[14] and 82 percent,[15] respectively.

Barrington High School NECAP Results 2010-2013
Year Reading Writing Math Science
2010 95% 74% 73% 57%
2011 93% 69% 69% 68%
2012 94% 62% 70% 58%
2013 98% 82% 79% 58%
[16][17][18][19]

Enrollment[edit]

Barrington High School currently enrolls 1027 students and 96 faculty members, for a student-teacher ratio of 11:1.[2] The student body of Barrington High School is mostly White, with a small Asian minority and extremely low concentrations of Hispanic and Latino Americans, African-American and Multiracial minorities.[20]

Ethnicity Percentage of student body
White 90%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 1%
Multiracial 1%
Native American 1%

Athletics[edit]

As of 2014, Barrington High School offered 14 varsity sports for boys and 15 varsity sports for girls. Run under the Barrington Boosters, these sports include cross country, soccer, football, field hockey, cheerleading, tennis, volleyball, swimming, track and field, basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and softball.[21] Barrington High School participates in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and has won several championships since 2008.[22]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pages - Contacts". Barrington Public Schools. 
  2. ^ a b "Barrington High School - School and District data - RIDE InfoWorks". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
  3. ^ "Contacts". Barrington Public Schools. 
  4. ^ a b "Barrington High School in BARRINGTON, RI - Best High Schools - US News". U.S News & World Report. U.S News & World Report L.P. 
  5. ^ a b "America's Top Schools 2014". Newsweek. 13 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Adams, Virginia. Historic and Architectural Resources of Barrington, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission. p. 25. 
  7. ^ Adams, Virginia. Historic and Architectural Resources of Barrington, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission. p. 39. 
  8. ^ Adams, Virginia. Historic and Architectural Resources of Barrington, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission. p. 45. 
  9. ^ "History of Barrington". Town of Barrington. 
  10. ^ "Barrington High School Student Handbook 2014-2015" (PDF). Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM Schools Recognized 1982 Through 2013" (PDF). U.S Department of Education. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "11th Grade Math 2013-14 - NECAP Assessments data - Barrington High School - RIDE InfoWorks". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
  13. ^ "11th Grade Science 2012-13 - NECAP Assessments data - Barrington High School - RIDE InfoWorks". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
  14. ^ "11th Grade Reading 2013-14 - NECAP Assessments data - Barrington High School - RIDE InfoWorks". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
  15. ^ "11th Grade Writing 2013-14 - NECAP Assessments data - Barrington High School - RIDE InfoWorks". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
  16. ^ "11th Grade Reading 2012-13 - NECAP Assessments data - Rhode Island - RIDE InfoWorks". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  17. ^ http://infoworks.ride.ri.gov/state/ri/necap-assessments/11th-grade-writing/2012/1
  18. ^ http://infoworks.ride.ri.gov/state/ri/necap-assessments/11th-grade-math/2012/1
  19. ^ http://infoworks.ride.ri.gov/state/ri/necap-assessments/11th-grade-science/2012/1
  20. ^ "Students from Various Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds". Rhode Island Education Data Reporting - RIDE Infoworks. Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Activities Handbook" (PDF). Barrington Public Schools. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Pages - Championship History". Barrington Public Schools. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "Brian Howe". IMDb. 
  24. ^ Providence Journal (2006). "Paris Hilton says Former Miss Teen Rhode Island punched her". Providence Journal. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2014.