Andover High School (Massachusetts)

Andover High School (formerly Punchard High School) is a high school in the town of Andover, Massachusetts. Andover High School's principal is Mr. Philip T. Conrad. It is the only public high school in the Andover Public Schools district.[3] The school adopted a new 7+H schedule in the 2017-18 school year, which received wide criticism from students and parents alike.

Andover High School
Andover High School 2019
Andover High School
80 Shawsheen Road


Coordinates42°39′26″N 71°09′18″W / 42.6571°N 71.1551°WCoordinates: 42°39′26″N 71°09′18″W / 42.6571°N 71.1551°W
School typePublic Public
School districtAndover Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Sheldon H. Berman
PrincipalMr. Philip T. Conrad
Number of students1,806 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Color(s)Navy Blue and Gold         
Athletics conferenceMerrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
MascotGolden Warriors
Team nameAndover Golden Warriors
RivalCentral Catholic High School
NewspaperWarrior Weekly


The school has a Media Center/Library located in the center of the school and a cafeteria located toward the north-west side of the school. Additionally, the building houses two gymnasiums, which are used as Andover town voting facilities. The largest gymnasium is an add-on to the school building made after the completion of the main construction.

It is also the location of the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, an auditorium that seats 1,200 people. It is home to the AHS Drama Guild, whose recent productions include The Boy at the Edge of Everything (2019), The Music Man (2018), Ripcord (2018) Sweeney Todd (2017) Almost Maine (2017) True Places (2017) Guys & Dolls (2016), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2016), 33 Variations (2015) In the Heights (2015) Rent: School Edition (2010), The Farnsworth Invention (2010), Sound of Music (2009), Brighton Beach Memoirs (2009), A Chorus Line (2008),[4] and Titanic: The Musical (2007).

Student life

Andover High School offers a variety of activities for students. There are over 60 clubs, ranging from dance to Model United Nations, Amigos Unidos to academic clubs.

Sports are also offered at Andover High School for both men and women. Offered year round, the sports vary from Track and Field to Swimming and Diving as well as Volleyball and much more. The teams compete in the Merrimack Valley Conference. The teams, whose mascot is a golden eagle, are styled as the Golden Warriors.

The Andover boys' basketball team received press in November 2011 for a sexually explicit soggy biscuit hazing scandal.[5]


Andover High School, as of the 2016–2017 school year, has a population of 1,806 students in grades 9 through 12.

As a reflection of the town of Andover, the racial distribution of the school is:

There are a total of 118 full-time teachers on staff, creating a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. [6]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Andover High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
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  3. ^ "Andover Public Schools - Schools". Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Andover High School". Andover High School Official Website. Andover High School. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Andover students ‘disgusted’ by hazing incident Archived December 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Accessed 2011-11-30
  6. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Andover High". Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  7. ^ Brian Messenger (June 26, 2008). "Keys to the town for Michael Chiklis: Andover's own TV bad boy to be honored tomorrow". The Andover Townsman Online. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  8. ^ Tim Lima (July 31, 2014). "Classmates cheer kind, hard-working Arthur T. Demoulas; Embattled Market Basket ex-CEO called 'just one of the boys'". The Andover Townsman Online. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  9. ^ Barry Scanlon. "After a brilliant amateur career, Andover's Rob Oppenheim has set his sights on the PGA Tour". North Shore Golf and Tennis. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Andover's Ryan Hanigan Signs Extension With Reds". CBS Boston. March 14, 2011.
Catherine Charlebois

Catherine Charlebois (born July 16, 1987) is an American Broadway actress originally from Andover, Massachusetts. She is best known for her portrayal of Nessarose Thropp in the musical Wicked. She was married to actor Brendon Stimson. She currently resides in New York City with her dog, Ari.

Soggy biscuit

Soggy biscuit (also known as ookie cookie, limp biscuit, wet biscuit, shoot the cookie, jizzcuit, or cum on a cookie) is a male group masturbation activity where the participants stand around a biscuit (UK) or cookie (US) masturbating and ejaculating onto it; the last person to do so must eat the biscuit. The game is reportedly played by adolescents, notably in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. In Australia, it is also known as soggy Sao after the SAO brand of biscuits that are popular there.Although soggy biscuit is not necessarily associated with homosexuality, since the game does not require sexual contact, the idea and practice of the game is in keeping with the spirit of adolescent sexual exploration associated by many in the UK with public schools or in Australia with private schools.Although the terminology may differ slightly, the notability of the game is such that variations on the theme are referred to in popular culture, examples including Stephen Fry's The Liar, the German film Crazy, the 2006 film Sleeping Dogs Lie, the "Chains" episode of Blackadder II, the "Freaks & Greeks" episode of Drawn Together, the "Sleepover" episode of Big Mouth, Limp Bizkit, and Skinless's song "Scum Cookie".According to the book Law of the Playground, 1866 men were asked: "How close have you got to the game of soggy biscuit, in which you race to wank onto a cracker?" Of the respondents, 6.2% reportedly admitted to having played the game.In November 2011, The Eagle-Tribune reported that police were investigating claims that two Andover High School (Massachusetts) basketball players were hazed by older team members into playing the game. In January 2012, it was reported that two students were expelled over the incident and a further five were suspended. A grand jury was convened to determine if any of the students should be charged criminally.

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