Doherty Middle School

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50 Bartlet St

Andover, MA 01810

(978) 623-8750

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 556

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Doherty Middle School

As a former student, I must say that the reviews here are not representative of my experience. The guidance counselors were not only unhelpful, they worsened my anxiety and depression. Teacher quality varied dramatically and many refused to comply with IEPs. The academic programs were 75% MCAS preparation ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/13/13

Doherty Middle School is a wonderful school in Andover, one of the best in town. The teachers are commited to all of the students needs as long as the students are willing to try. There is very little to no bullying that goes on in the school, and most students are kind. The teachers provide students ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/30/11

This school works fine for 80% of cookie cutter kids. The teachers do not have the time to cope with the number of 504 accommodations and IEP's that support individual differences in learning. I have withdrawn my child from this school.

Posted by a parent on 02/21/10

This is an outstanding school for language arts but because of its large size and substandard office staff and assistant principal, falls short on individual attention, thus the tendency for some students to fall through the cracks. This school, more than the others in town, tends to cater to politics ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/07/10

Don't believe the hype!!! yea, the students score high on tests, but there are no advance classes in place for high academic achievers.

Posted by a parent on 09/25/09

This school is awesome!! I am in 6th grade here right now!! GO DOHERTY!!!

Posted by a student on 09/04/09

Mixed review - daughter is self-motivated and was well prepared for high school; son did the minimum to get by, left unprepared and did not earn the high marks the school gave him. They need to hold the students accountable through grading. Teachers were bright, helpful but handcuffed by weak administration.

Posted by a parent on 08/29/09

I love being a student at Doherty. The teachers are great and everyone is so kind.

Posted by a student on 01/22/09

This is an excellent school with some great teachers and excellent administration. Our daughter has been able to grow in all areas (intellectual, self-confidence, socially) well in the last two and a half years.

Posted by a parent on 01/18/09

this school is very is very big and education is the best

Posted by a parent on 07/07/08

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Test scores for Doherty Middle School

MCAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Doherty Middle School
Andover Public Schools
* In 2010-2011 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.

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Andover schools — Doherty Middle School is located at 50 Bartlet St, Andover MA 01810. 50 Bartlet St is in the 01810 ZIP code in Andover, MA The school district for Doherty Middle School is the Andover Public Schools. Doherty Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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