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Andover Public Schools

Andover Public Schools prides itself as a center of excellence, with educators who strive to find innovative ways to connect with, inspire and advance each child.

Quick Facts

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11 schools, including six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and one virtual school.

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District serves 47 square miles in Butler and Sedgwick counties, including the City of Andover and the eastern portion of Wichita.

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Approximately 5,700 students, with another 3,000 attending virtually through Andover eCademy.

Andover Advantage

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Student opportunities

  • 23 varsity sports, most with sub-varsity programs
  • Top-tier fine arts
  • Dozens of academic- and service-based clubs
  • More than a dozen Advanced Placement classes for high school students

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Student achievement

  • 25 National Merit Semifinalists since 2015
  • Average ACT score (2021) – 22.3 (state average 19.8)
  • More than 65 percent of seniors graduate with college hours from Butler Community College by taking dual-credit courses.

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Educator excellence

  • Nine Kansas Master Teachers since 2000
  • Four Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists since 2010, with one winning Kansas Teacher of the Year in 2013
  • Seven Kansas Horizon Award winners for excellence in first-year teaching since 2016

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Nationally recognized

Andover Central High School and Andover High School are ranked #1 and #3, respectively, by U.S. News and World Report for high schools in the Wichita metropolitan area. They are two of only three Wichita-area schools ranked in the top 25 in Kansas.

 

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Creating leaders

Programs such as Capturing Kids’ Hearts and Teen Leadership build student success skills and aid in leadership development. We also have implemented district-wide social/emotional assessment and curriculum to address student’s needs.

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Career exploration

The Andover Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn professional skills, meet industry professionals, develop their professional network and complete real-world projects to solidify their career interests. Learn more at caps.usd385.org.

Innovation and Technology

Each student in middle school and high school receives a Chromebook to aid in research and presentation skills.

  • Many of our elementary and middle school classrooms host virtual sessions with authors and experts throughout the world to give students a global perspective.
  • Teachers use augmented reality resources and tools to transport students around the world and aid in visual learning.
  • All of our schools will be part of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project by the 2022-23 school year. This effort will help ensure our schools are structured to maximize the success of each student.

District Boundaries

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Andover USD 385 is a closed enrollment district, meaning students must live within the district boundaries to attend school in Andover Public Schools. Click here to view the district boundary map or visit this website to find out where you are located in the District. If you are unsure whether a home or land you are considering purchasing is within our district boundary, please call 316-218-4660 to verify.

Cottonwood, Robert Martin and Wheatland Elementary Schools move up to Andover Middle School and Andover High School. Meadowlark, Prairie Creek and Sunflower Elementary Schools move up to Andover Central Middle School and Andover Central High School. Students living anywhere in the state of Kansas may attend Andover eCademy.

Safety

Andover Public Schools has a close working relationship with the Andover Police Department. Through a partnership with APD, four school resource officers are assigned to our schools to help protect students and educate them about safety-related topics. In addition, each of our schools has a designated storm shelter or shelters, and each has controlled-access entry.

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Community support

Andover Public Schools enjoys strong backing from its community. Voters have consistently shown their support for the district by approving bond issues to enhance facilities. Most recently, in 2017, voters approved bond construction projects that included:

  • Replacing Andover High School and Meadowlark Elementary School
  • Constructing a new Center for Advanced Professional Studies
  • Additions and secure entries for all elementary and middle schools
  • New athletics facilities, including new baseball and softball turf fields, Jaguar Stadium, improvements at Trojan Stadium, aquatics center and tennis complex
  • New District Office

About Andover

U.S. News & World Report has named Andover one of the top 50 best places to live in the country, and it consistently ranks among the safest cities in Kansas. Homes in the Andover school district are minutes from big-city shopping, dining and entertainment in Wichita. Click here to visit the City of Andover website.

If you are wanting to learn more about how to register to attend Andover Public Schools, please visit the Registration Information page.

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