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Andover High School

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Posted November 23, 2013

Transfer students may have a difficult time with this school because of the rigorous curriculum from very early on in the Andover public school system. Many transfer students are behind full letter grades when comparing classes required to finish each grade. Although the they have high standards of excellence academically and offer many exciting electives, the student body is mostly affluent white kids with entitlement issues and the community as a whole is very concerned with social status.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2011

Great school with very focused teachers/staff, for students that are interested there are a wide variety of honors and advanced classes. The teachers/counselors have been very helpful navigating the college and preparation options for my kid. Extensive parent involvement and support of the school. The 1 star review below is bogus, the counselors have encouraged a wide variety of colleges out of state for my kids. I believe Andover high outscored Andover central high on the state assessments
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2008

Transfers from private high schools with rigorous grading scales or weighted rankings should avoid the Andover school system at all costs. Practices and policies at this school will undoubtedly hurt any such student's college aspirations. Grade point averages can easily drop from a 3.8 to a 3.0 without any warning to incoming students or parents, while students taking shop and basic math might graduate at the top of their class. What's worse, the school's administration and board are unwilling to allow even the most innocuous requests for exceptions to policy to pass. Counselors fail to encourage even the best students to consider colleges beyond the state line. Even with the influx of out-of-state transplants in this town, a small-town-scary attitude prevails. Stick with other public school districts or private schools for your child's sake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Andover High is a pretty good school. The curriculum is outstanding and the teachers are available, though not always competent. Serious learning here is to be continued on a personal level, though. The music department, while lacking an orchestra, continually brings high ratings from competitions and develops good musicians. Parents are not too involved in this school, and those that are have their priorities mixed up. While features of the building on the inside, such as carpeting and lockers, languish, parents spend their time campaigning for a new sign on the building's exterior. The school is kept at a questionable level of cleanliness and its age shows. Since the school split, the sports have somewhat fallen. The student body is very interesting, and mostly lacks respect. The administration is also somewhat aloof.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

I tell you, this is the best school ever! The teachers are all so nice, the principal, students, everyone! They really really are! You should deffiantly come!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

154 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander83%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities63%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander83%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities78%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities79%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 67%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1744 North Andover Rd
Andover, KS 67002
Phone: (316) 218-4600

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