Who We Are...

Welcome to Andover Public Schools (APS), a district dedicated to providing creative and quality instruction that educates the whole child so that they are prepared for success in college, career and life. We are a district known for academic rigor and excellence in arts and athletics.

APS is focused on world-class child-entered excellence in early childhood, elementary and secondary education. We have one Preschool, five K-5 Elementary Schools, three 6-8 Middle Schools, and a Senior High School. 

We encourage all of our students to think creatively, to ask the tough questions, to delve deeply into research utilizing the latest technology, to communicate in a variety of media and to collaborate with peers and adults.  We go well beyond the mandated curriculum to develop each student’s individual academic, artistic and athletic potential, while developing a moral compass that will guide him/her beyond high school.

Andover prides itself as one of the highest performing school districts in the state of Massachusetts, with a current total school enrollment is 6,075.
We place a high value on maintaining appropriate class sizes and our students in K-12 enjoy one of the lowest class sizes in the area.

Our teachers and staff are among the best in the nation, leading the way with innovative instruction focused on preparing students for success. Andover test scores are a testament to this and are among the highest in the state, and are very competitive with top public and private schools in the nation.

Andover by the numbers:

  • Over the last 10 years, more than 33% of Andover High School students were admitted to the most selective colleges in the country and 75% were admitted to very selective colleges.
  • 13 Student/Staff ratio, one of the lowest in the state when compared to similar districts
  • Over the last 10 years, nearly 90 percent of Andover High School graduates were still enrolled in higher education institutions within 16 months from high school graduation
  • 96% Graduation Rate – third highest in the state
  • 95% College Bound
  • Average SAT score, Critical Reading 567, Mathematics 585, Writing 566, well above the state and national averages.
  • ACT Score – English 26, Math 26.1, Reading 26, Science 25.6, well above state and national averages.  State 24.2, 24.6, 24/6 and 23.8.  Nation 20.4 20.8, 21.4 and 20.9
  • 141 AP Scholars
  • 791 AP Exams with an average score of 3.97 out of 5
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