Welcome to Hough!

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Hough Street School is one of eight elementary schools in the Barrington 220 School District, serving grades K-5. The school mascot is the Hawk. The original Hough Street School, known as South Side School, opened its doors in 1855, making it the oldest school in the Barrington 220 School District. The old frame schoolhouse stood in the exact spot of the current Hough Street School playground. In 1905 a new building was constructed on Hough Street and it became the original home of Barrington High School, until BHS moved to its current location on Main Street in 1949. Located in the heart of downtown Barrington, the current Hough building was built in 1967 and it is a prominent feature in Barrington’s local history.


You can contact the main office at 847.381.1108. Please report student absences through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account by 8:15 a.m.  


On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday the school day begins at 8am and runs until 2:40pm. Every Wednesday there is an early release at 2:10pm. Hours for kindergarten students are as follows: 

  • AM: 8:00am - 10:40am
  • PM: 12:05pm - 2:40pm (Wednesday early release at 2:10pm) 
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Hough Street Elementary

310 S. Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010

main office staff

James Aalfs


Natalie Hackl

Registered Nurse, BSN, RN

Eric Rife

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Shannon

Administrative Assistant

Erica Ward

Administrative Assistant to Principal