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North Andover High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted July 19, 2013

We move often and have been lucky to attend many good schools. This by far is the worst. The teachers have little understanding of listening skills and just process. Now they are taking long classes and making them longer. Adults cannot sit through an hour long meeting how can we expect children to learn in packed classes for 75 minutes. A single class in college is 50 minutes. It seems this school has no understanding of the latest schooling techniques and learning and feels cots cutting is herding kids to a class and leaving them to be baby sat for an hour and fifteen. Every former teacher I have spoken to now has said this school is going down hill so I advice not to believe any realtor and ask the parents about the quality of the education in this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

Closing out the second year at NAHS and we find it continues to be what you make it. Honors courses are moderately challenging, AP courses follow a prescribed plan but the workload is heavy. You can do Honors, AP and band/chorus but cannot include a sport. 5 classes per trimester limit the amount of elective courses you can take unless you take the lower CP classes. CP classes do not have much homework. Music and art do well even though the departments are underfunded..at NAHS sports reign. The bullies, drinking and drugs that happen at every school are discussed only in generalities (gossip) but the kids all know who does what. There is a police 'resource' officer available. Online access to daily attendance and grades is fantastic though some teachers lack urgency in posting grades until end of trimester. Guidance folks are overwhelmed, another budget issue, but do respond to intelligent questions. It will be interesting to see how third year unfolds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

My daughter is a sophmore at the North Andover High School. It wasn't until she hit high school that her academic life changed. She became motivated, energized and very successful. The first time I left a parent/teacher meeting, I left the school in tears about how lucky I am to have my kids go to this school. Don't waste your money on private school, the North Andover High School is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

i am actually a student here and i love this school. most of the kids here are very kind and excepting of others. i find it also an acedemicaly stimulating envitonment too. it has many courses and clubs to challenge it's students that are so fun to be in. the sports are also great. there are many to try out and they encourage you to try your best in everything and try new things. i know that i have and have made lots of new friends in the process. for the most part the teachers are very nice and are usually helpful especially if you don't understand something. the only thing i would like to see is some more money for the schools budget and maybe for electives i would highly reccomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2010

Very happy at this school. Great culmination to strong public school system. Strong leadership and good quality curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

Good education, good relationship between teacher and student, but lacking budget and lacking elective classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2004

I love all the schools I've gone to in North Andover. The teachers are great, the parents are very involved and really care. I can't wait to go to the brand new high school. It's awesome!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
African American58%
Asian100%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

77%

Average SAT score

1599

Graduation rate

95%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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430 Osgood St
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978) 794-1711

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