Grove Avenue Elementary School

Located at 900 South Grove Avenue in Barrington, Illinois, Grove Avenue Elementary School serves approximately 550 students in grades K-5 in the Barrington 220 School District. It is one of three elementary schools in the district that offers the Barrington 220 Spanish Dual Language program to students. Other innovative and enrichment programs at Grove include: Extended Reading and Math, Family Reading Program, Fresh INC and STEM. Grove was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1992, 2008 and 2016. In addition, the school received the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“Grove is a community of committed students, staff, and parents who are dedicated to providing a student-centered education for every child. We are focused on creating an environment of high standards that fosters both academically prepared and socially/emotionally developed citizens. Through the promotion of student passions, Grove supports and develops individuals who will positively participate, lead and impact a global society. Grove is founded in many long-standing traditions of enthusiasm for learning and excellence, paired with innovation and continuous growth, making our school a beloved home to students, staff and families!” – Principal Katie Matthews

Formed in 1973, Barrington Community Unit School District 220 educates over 9,000 students at one high school, two middle schools (grades 6-8), eight elementary schools, and one early childhood center. District 220 encompasses 72 square miles in 4 counties and covers 12 villages: all of Barrington, Lake Barrington, Tower Lakes; and portions of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Port Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, North Barrington, and South Barrington. Learn more at

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