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Andover High School (Massachusetts)

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Type  Public
Principal  Mr. Philip T. Conrad
Gender  Coeducational
Phone  +1 978-247-5500
District  Andover School District
Superintendent  Dr. Sheldon H. Berman
Grades  9-12
Student to teacher ratio  13:1
Number of students  1,738
Colors  Blue, Gold
Andover High School (Massachusetts)
Address  80 Shawsheen Rd, Andover, MA 01810, USA

Andover High School (formerly Punchard High School) is a high school in the town of Andover, Massachusetts. Andover High School's principal is Mr. Philip T. Conrad. 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.

It is also the location of the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, an auditorium that seats 1,200 people. It is home to the AHS Drama Guild, whose recent productions include Guys & Dolls (2016), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2015), In the Heights (2015) 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).

"Andover High School is a nationally recognized school, committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to be successful in a diverse society" <

Student life

Andover High School offers a variety of activities for students. There are over 60 clubs that meet after school ranging from dance to UNICEF, Amigos Unidos to academic clubs.

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.

As a reflection of the town of Andover, the racial distribution of the school is:

  • 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.

    Notable alumni

  • 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
  • Buddy Farnham, former New England Patriots wide receiver
  • Jesse Gallagher, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards of Apollo Sunshine
  • Sid Watson, former NFL player and hockey coach
  • References

    Andover High School (Massachusetts) Wikipedia

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