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Old 11-23-2020, 02:38 PM
 
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Hi Folks,

I am looking for a house in Lake Barrington area and wanted to get some feedback on the middle schools. I have a 4th grader and the location would come under North Barrington Elementary School. I checked elementary schools ratings on GreatSchools and it has a good rating. Also, Barrington HS seems to be very good as well. But, Middle school rating seems a little off (5 for Prairie campus and 6 for Station campus).

I understand GreatSchools may not be the right way to assess the schools, but lack of information kinda drove me in that direction.

I am hoping someone who has children going to these schools would share some feedback - both for Elementary and Middle school.

Any input is highly appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Evanston and Lake Forest, Illinois
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Hi Folks,

I am looking for a house in Lake Barrington area and wanted to get some feedback on the middle schools. I have a 4th grader and the location would come under North Barrington Elementary School. I checked elementary schools ratings on GreatSchools and it has a good rating. Also, Barrington HS seems to be very good as well. But, Middle school rating seems a little off (5 for Prairie campus and 6 for Station campus).

I understand GreatSchools may not be the right way to assess the schools, but lack of information kinda drove me in that direction.

I am hoping someone who has children going to these schools would share some feedback - both for Elementary and Middle school.

Any input is highly appreciated.

Thanks
I suggest reviewing this website for concrete data: Illinois Report Card. However, reviews from parents on websites like Niche and GreatSchools are helpful for obtaining a human element. Doing the legwork yourself—meeting with parents, teachers, administrators, and former students—is also useful. Even though I do not have firsthand experience with Barrington public schools, I can tell you that they are very well-regarded and have a substantial list of notable alumni. Unfortunately, I do not think that there are any frequently active posters from the Barrington area either.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:58 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing those details.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Lake County, IL
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Hi, I'm in unincorp Barrington right next to Lake Barrington. Honestly, you have nothing to worry about as far as schools go in Barrington. You've got nothing to worry about at all in Barrington, other than the high property taxes.
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