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Doherty Middle School 1

Posted March 13, 2013
- a community member
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.

Doherty Middle School 5

Posted April 30, 2011
- a community member
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.


Doherty Middle School 2

Posted February 21, 2010
- a parent
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 I have withdrawn my child from this school.

Doherty Middle School
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Posted January 07, 2010
- a parent
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.'

Doherty Middle School 3

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


Doherty Middle School 5

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

Doherty Middle School
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Posted August 29, 2009
- a parent
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.

Doherty Middle School 5

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


Doherty Middle School 5

Posted January 18, 2009
- a parent
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.

Doherty Middle School
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Posted July 07, 2008
- a parent
this school is very good.it is very big and education is the best

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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.
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