Andover High School (Massachusetts)
|Andover High School|
Andover High School
|80 Shawsheen Road
Andover, Massachusetts, 01810
|School district||Andover Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Marinel D. McGrath, Ed.D|
|Principal||Mr. Stephen Murray|
|Number of students||1,734|
|Student to teacher ratio||13:1|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Gold ‹See Tfm›‹See Tfm›|
|Athletics conference||Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC)|
|Team name||Andover Golden Warriors|
|Rival||Central Catholic High School|
|Average SAT scores||563 verbal
1708 total (2014)
Andover High School (formerly Punchard High School) is a high school in the town of Andover, Massachusetts. Andover High School's principal is Mr. Stephen Murray. Located at 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover, Massachusetts, it is the only public high school in the Andover Public Schools district.
The school has a Media Center/Library located in the center of the school and a cafeteria located toward the north-west side of the school. Additionally, the building houses two gymnasiums, which are used as Andover town voting facilities. The largest gymnasium is an add-on to the school building made after the completion of the main construction.
The Collins Center (named after J. Everett Collins, a local choir conductor who worked at the school for many years) serves as the school's theatre. Built in 1983, the Collins Center is separated from the rest of the school, annexed to one end of the high school opposite the gymnasiums. The high school band, Choral, Drama, and Orchestra Departments use Collins Center facilities. The Collins Center is home to the marching band, concert band, all-town orchestra, concert choir, chamber choir, show choir, and drama guild. Some of the many productions that have taken place at the Collins Center by the highly talented[according to whom?] AHS Drama Guild include Rent: School Edition (2010), The Farnsworth Invention (2010), Sound of Music (2009), Brighton Beach Memoirs (2009), A Chorus Line (2008), and Titanic: The Musical (2007).
Sports are also offered at Andover High School for both men and women. Offered year round, the sports vary from Track and Field to Swimming and Diving as well as Volleyball and much more. The teams compete in the Merrimack Valley Conference. The teams, whose mascot is a golden eagle, are styled as the Golden Warriors.
The Andover boys' basketball team received press in November 2011 for a sexually explicit hazing scandal.
Andover High School, as of the 2012–2013 school year, has a population of 1,799 students in grades 9 through 12.
- White – 80.0%
- Asian – 11.7%
- Hispanic – 4.1%
- African American – 1.7%
- American Indian/Alaskan Native - 0.1%
- Pacific Islander - 0.1%
- Multi-Racial - 2.3%
There are a total of 132 full-time teachers on staff, creating a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.
- Michael Chiklis, actor
- Jay Leno, comedian
- Arthur T. Demoulas, CEO of DeMoulas Market Basket
- Rob Oppenheim, professional golfer
- Martin Johnson (musician), lead singer of Boys Like Girls
- Ryan Hanigan, professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
- Buddy Farnham, former Patriots practice squad receiver
- Jesse Gallagher, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards of Apollo Sunshine
- "Andover Public Schools - Schools". Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- Andover students ‘disgusted’ by hazing incident Accessed 2011-11-30
- Andover High School Enrollments Rates Accessed 2009-04-26
- Andover Highschool Student Demographics Accessed 2009-04-26
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- Tim Lima (July 31, 2014). "Classmates cheer kind, hard-working Arthur T. Demoulas; Embattled Market Basket ex-CEO called 'just one of the boys'". The Andover Townsman Online. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- Barry Scanlon. "After a brilliant amateur career, Andover's Rob Oppenheim has set his sights on the PGA Tour". North Shore Golf and Tennis. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Andover’s Ryan Hanigan Signs Extension With Reds". CBS Boston. March 14, 2011.