Andover Central High School
|Andover Central High School|
|603 East Central Avenue 
Andover, Kansas 67002
|School type||Public, High School|
|School board||Board Website|
|School district||USD 385 |
|CEEB code||170089 |
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Athletics conference||Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League|
|Rival||Andover High School|
Andover Central High School is a public secondary school in Andover, Kansas, United States, operated by Unified School District 385, and serves students of grades 9 to 12. It is located southeast of Central and Andover Road.
There are approximately 800 students in attendance at Andover Central High School. The school is located next to ACMS (Andover Central Middle School) and north of Sunflower Elementary School. The head principal is Cheryl Hochhalter, the assistant principal/athletic director is Doug Carr, and the assistant principal/activities director is Brian Gregoire.
The Jaguars compete in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League and are classified as a 5A school, the second-largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Andover Central has won six state championships in various sports. Andover Central has been very productive since its inception in 2001. The varsity baseball team has had a lot of success with multiple runners-up finishes. Both the boys' and girls' basketball teams have placed second in the state championship. The girls basketball team won the 4A state championship in the 2007–08 season with a 26–0 record and won the 5A state championship in 2010. The boys' golf team has won state three times, occurring in 2003, 2006, and 2009. In 2009, the boys basketball team made it to the state tournament. In 2014, the school Scholar's Bowl team won both its 4A regional tournament and then the 4A state championship; the only ACHS Scholar's Bowl team to do so.
Andover Central has an arts program for music and theatre. With over 250 members, there are several choirs including Men's Chorus, Ladies Chorus, Concert Choir and New Generation (Show Choir). They produce multiple shows throughout the academic year. These choirs regularly win competition awards and members of the choir are named to the state Honor's Choir yearly. There is a Tri-M chapter (Music Honor Society) and the choir takes a yearly trip out of state. There are multiple opportunities with Marching, Concert and Honors Band and these perform numerous times throughout the year in a wide variety of venues including Greater Andover Days, concerts, solo/ensemble contests, ballgames (football, basketball), etc. The theatre program produces one play (Such as: Blithe Spirit, The Heiress, Secret Garden, etc.)and one musical (These have included: Le Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, Aida, etc.)each year. The Thespian club is very active and members attend the Kansas Thespian Conference yearly. The Band provides live music for all the performances.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Winter||Basketball, Girls||2||2008, 2010|
|Spring||Golf, Boys||3||2003, 2006, 2009|