BPS Quick Facts

  • Barrington Public Schools (BPS) is educating students to be 21st Century Global Citizens in a 21st Century Global Economy.
  • Barrington Public Schools is located in Bristol County.
  • BPS serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • BPS currently operates 6 schools: 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school.
    • 3 of which have been designated as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • 5 of which are recognized as a Commended Schools by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
  • BPS serves 3350 students.
    • Barrington High School (9-12) – 1101 students
    • Barrington Middle School (6-8) – 814 students
    • Hampden Meadows School (4-5) – 492 students
    • Nayatt School (K-3) – 321 students
    • Primrose Hill School (PK-3) – 308 students
    • Sowams School (K-3) – 238 students
  • BPS employs 285 educators out of our approximately 400 total staff members.
  • BPS proudly hails 22 National Board Certified teachers to date.
  • The BPS District's mascot is an Eagle.
  • Our Athletic teams compete in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League.

Other Achievements

  • Barrington High School was ranked as a top high school in 2017 by Rhode Island Monthly.
  • Barrington High School Class of 2019 ranked #1 SAT School Day in Rhode Island.
  • Barrington High School, Barrington Middle School, Hampden Meadows Elementary School, Sowams Elementary School, and Nayatt Elementary School were recognized as a Commended Schools by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
  • Barrington School District recognized as the only Common-Sense Media Certified District in Rhode Island.
  • Barrington High School recognized as one of the most challenging high schools in the country by The Washington Post.
  • Barrington High School awarded Fuse Architect School Redesign Grant.
  • Barrington Middle School awarded Rhode Island Lighthouse School Grant.
  • Barrington Middle School received bond for a new building and broke ground in Spring 2018.
  • Barrington High School Awarded 2018 Gold Status by U.S. News and World Reports.
  • Barrington High School ranked #43 in STEM nationally by U.S. News and World Reports.
  • Barrington Public Schools recognized as the #1 Public School in Rhode Island by Niche.
  • P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar District.