The mission of North Andover Public Schools is to cultivate a respectful community of engaged learners, insightful thinkers, and effective communicators.
There are a total of eight public schools: five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one preschool.
Schools opened for the 2013/2014 school year on September 3, 2013, as the district welcomed 4,807 students in grades Pre-K through 12 into North Andover Schools. The high school increased its enrollment by 45 students, and the Thomson School added an additional kindergarten classroom, thus increasing the kindergarten enrollment by 37 students over the 2012/13 school year at the Thomson school.
As a school district, North Andover continued to do well on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System(MCAS). In 2014, the district’s MCAS tested students scored an aggregate score in English Language Arts(ELA) of 92.2 percent and 87.1 percent in Mathematics(Math). ELA and Math had a Median Student Growth Percentile(MSGP) of 56 percent that is 5 percentage points higher than the state set target of 51 percent.