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50 Bartlet Street
Andover, MA 01810

(978) 623-8750
(978) 623-8770
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March 13, 2013
As a former student, I must say that the reviews here are not representative of my experience. The guidance counselors were not only unhelpful, they worsened my anxiety and depression. Teacher quality varied dramatically and many refused to comply with IEPs. The academic programs were 75% MCAS preparation and 25% busywork. The students were uninterested learning and their bullying was allowed to go unchecked. The administration changed frequently and had no organization. I would not recommend Doherty Middle School, or any Andover school to that matter, to anyone. It does not deserve its reputation.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2011
Doherty Middle School is a wonderful school in Andover, one of the best in town. The teachers are commited to all of the students needs as long as the students are willing to try. There is very little to no bullying that goes on in the school, and most students are kind. The teachers provide students with a high level of knoweledge and the students learn well this way. They always perform extreamly well on tests (especially MCAS) and are very prepared for High School. If you're looking for a school in Andover, send your child here.

- submitted by a community member

February 21, 2010
This school works fine for 80% of cookie cutter kids. The teachers do not have the time to cope with the number of 504 accommodations and IEP's that support individual differences in learning. I have withdrawn my child from this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 07, 2010
This is an outstanding school for language arts but because of its large size and substandard office staff and assistant principal, falls short on individual attention, thus the tendency for some students to fall through the cracks. This school, more than the others in town, tends to cater to politics and 'townie-ism.'

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2009
Don't believe the hype!!! yea, the students score high on tests, but there are no advance classes in place for high academic achievers.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2009
This school is awesome!! I am in 6th grade here right now!! GO DOHERTY!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 29, 2009
Mixed review - daughter is self-motivated and was well prepared for high school; son did the minimum to get by, left unprepared and did not earn the high marks the school gave him. They need to hold the students accountable through grading. Teachers were bright, helpful but handcuffed by weak administration.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2009
I love being a student at Doherty. The teachers are great and everyone is so kind.

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2009
This is an excellent school with some great teachers and excellent administration. Our daughter has been able to grow in all areas (intellectual, self-confidence, socially) well in the last two and a half years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 07, 2008
this school is very good.it is very big and education is the best

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2008
A great, historic schools with wonderful teachers and a good curriculum.

- submitted by a student
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Doherty Middle School
50 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA  01810
(978) 623-8750
Last modified Doherty Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Doherty Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top