Andover High School

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The first high school in Andover was the Punchard Free School, founded in 1856 by bequest from Benjamin Punchard. In 1901, the name was changed to Punchard High School. A new high school was built in 1957 on Shawsheen Road and the name was changed again to Andover High School. In 1968, this school became West Middle and a larger high school was built on Shawsheen Road. Construction for a new addition and renovations to the high school began in January 1995.

Andover High School is undergoing reaccreditation in 2012-2013. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) completed its review of the school in December 2012. The report will be available in the Spring of 2013.

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  • "Forgotten Pledge: Not said at Andover High for months," Andover Townsman, April 28, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Coming to a high school near you: New locks, outside cameras," Andover Townsman, April 28, 2005.
  • "'Groundbreaking' high school: AHS named as model of excellence," Andover Townsman, May 5, 2005, p. 5.
  • "Andover High School principal search ongoing," Andover Townsman, March 5, 2009.
  • "New AHS principal made mark in Texas," Andover Townsman, March 19, 2009, p. 1.
  • "New Andover High principal named," Boston Globe NorthWest, March 19, 2009, p. 3.
  • "AHS needs to be more personal: Accreditation: Activism, teaching, food are strengths," Andover Townsman, December 20, 2012, page 1.
  • "Past & Present: Andover High School," Andover Townsman, February 7, 2013, p. 3.
  • Andover a Century of Change:1896 - 1996 by Eleanor Motley Richardson, (974.45 Ric) pages 158+
  • Annual Report, 1995.

--Kim 15:56, December 28, 2012 (EST)
--Kim 09:59, April 25, 2013 (EDT)

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