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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Andover High School is a top rated, public school located in Andover, MA. It has 1,782 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Andover High School...
School District
Andover Public Schools
Address
80 Shawsheen Road
Andover, MA 01810
Telephone
(978) 623-8632
Website

Andover High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
513 responses
Average ACT
30
180 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$134,627
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$949
Median Home Value
$580,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Powderpuff and Senior Week
    36%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Senior safari
    16%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Football vs central catholic
    9%
  • Freshman orientation
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    1%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,211
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,628/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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I have had a wonderful time at AHS! I've been involved in several varsity sports teams, on one of which we won the D1 State Championship. I have also been a part of a large variety of clubs and programs. I have become president of three of these groups and have had a wonderful experience. I've met many new friends. I've worked very hard and gotten great grades as a result and feel very prepared for entering college next year.
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I've been here since 9th grade, and there is a lot that has to be changed. Based on Andover itself, there is little diversity here, as Andover is largely rich and has a large white population. The administration is really stupid here, and all their decisions are rather poorly made or do not take into consideration the opinions of students. Two years ago, we switched to a new "7+H" schedule that a large majority of students and teachers opposed because the administration said "we sunk too much money into pushing for it to be a failure". More recently, they implemented a new bathroom pass system because the same students were lapping all the time, harming the rest of the school populations and making a hassle for all the teachers. That being said, they have a huge priority on safety, and the school does feel very safe and welcoming. AHS's academics have only gone down, and they likely will not return to their early 2000's former glory.
My 4 years at AHS were ones to remember. I remember walking into the first day of freshman year and seeing boys with beards and wondering what I was doing there! Yes you'd think that the older seniors were welcoming and nice to freshman but that was not always the case. Being there for the past 4 years, I have noticed something. Kids these days have lost all people-person skills. Everybody is so sucked into their technology and they have no consideration for others. Nobody holds the doors, nobody has full on face to face conversations, everyone is so focused on who recently posted on Instagram. One thing that I would like to see change, if its possible, would to see there be an etiquette class taught at the high school. Once your out into college and the real world, you have to have professional skills that can be used anywhere you go. That would be the one thing that I would like to see change at Andover High School.