Barrington Community School

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There are choices to be made regarding the location for the potential Barrington Community School, its size, and programming.


For the purpose of this diagram, the Barrington Community School is shown to be located on a site with Barbara B. Rose Elementary School. The actual location of the school would be determined if the Board of Education chooses to implement this project.


The design of a new elementary school will be completed if/when the board identifies the project for implementation.  The diagram above is merely representative of size and scale for the parameters conceived of by the EFMP process.  Future construction options include: new, ground up construction on a green field site or adaptive reuse of another existing facility elsewhere in the District boundaries.

Adaptive reuse repurposes an office building, warehouse or retail facility.  Examples of similar adaptive reuse design solutions are located all over the United States as ways to speed construction schedules, reduce first time costs and deliver equal opportunity as new, ground up construction can.


At this point, the programming for Barrington Community School is undefined. It could be a “school of choice”, a home for the Dual Language Immersion Program, a typical K-5 elementary school, etc. Several factors could play into the development of this school, including a population boom resulting in a need for more classroom space, the desire to expand the special programming already in place, or the introduction of new special programs.

Different programming choices would have different implications on work needed at the existing buildings. For example, if the Barrington Community School housed all of the Dual Language program, 23 classrooms across the District would be opened up in the existing schools, resulting in fewer additions needed across the District.