2024 national blue ribbon light house school

Barrington Public Schools is proud to announce that Hampden Meadows Elementary School has been recognized as the newest Lighthouse School in the nation by Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE). 

Based on the BRSE national validated assessment process, Hampden Meadows School met the required criteria for becoming a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School in nine performance areas: student focus and support, school organization and culture, challenging standard and curriculum, active teaching and learning, technology and integration, professional community, leadership and education vitality, school and community partnerships, and indicators of success. This recognition by Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence affirms the commitment of our Hampden Meadows School teachers, staff, and principal who have worked diligently to meet the diverse learning needs of students and create a safe and welcoming school environment. 

With this recognition, Hampden Meadows School became the third school in Barrington Public Schools to be named a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, following Sowams School’s award in 2023 and Primrose Hill School's award in 2022. This award brings Hampden Meadows School, Sowams School, and Primrose Hill one step closer to joining Nayatt School, Barrington Middle School, and Barrington High School as National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Principal Gino Sangiuliano will be presented with the Lighthouse School award during the Blue Ribbon Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida, on December 5, 2024.

This designation lasts five years, at which point Hampden Meadows School will become eligible for renewal of the BRSE Lighthouse School recognition. As a Lighthouse School, Hampden Meadows School will also commit to sharing expertise and practices with local and national peers and providing mentorship to schools seeking assistance in school improvement initiatives.