The school is excellent. Mostly due to the high rate of parent involvement some exceptional teachers and class sizes under 25. The principal and the school's focus on anti-bullying respect and social/community building is great but I wish there were a greater focus on the academics - more enrichment and higher standards that were a focus at the K-3 school my child attended in Barrington.
Hampden Meadows School is a public elementary school in Barrington. 546 students go to Hampden Meadows School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 6% of the 546 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hampden Meadows School is 11:1. Sowams Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.2%||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||6%||6%|
HMS is an awesome school. My favorite teacher (the only one I had) is Mrs. Gaynor. She is so friendly and kind. She never takes sides on anyone. She is the best!
Excellent school in an excellent district. The only complaint is the principal's lack of a connection to kids and parents.
My son's experience at HMS has been terrific. Teachers and support staff really know the students and work hard to bring out the absolute best in them. Students unique abilities are well recognized and rewarded while learning disabilities are understood and handled in a manner that encourages improvement independence and high self esteem. Students work together in a collegial atmosphere that is exciting and creative.