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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
556 responses
Average ACT
30
188 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
$143,292
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,423
National
$949
Median Home Value
$603,700
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
Report
  • 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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Andover High School Reviews

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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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During my 4 years at AHS, I have been unimpressed. Academically, the English and history departments are full of wonderful teachers. The math department is abysmal. The administration has consistently failed the student body. Their tardy policy includes detention for students who are late more than three times. The tardy line for students who arrive a few minutes late is so long that it increases the amount of time that students are not learning. The new 2 million dollar schedule has left students and teachers stressed and irritated. I am very much looking forward to graduating.
Overall, the school has great students, staff, and opportunities. I can find teachers that I trust and are able to help me with my future, and students are compelled to explore their resources. The principal is a wonderful guy who’s great at his job. The teachers are give and take; some of them have been the best educators I’ve ever had, while some make me want to rip my hair out with their superiority complexes. The students generally enjoy their classes exempt of homework loads that range from 2 to 4 hours depending on the classes. The school itself is generally excellent; somewhat lacking but deserves credit for its wonderful education.