Andover is one of the few communities in eastern Massachusetts that has not invested in a new high school or undergone a major renovation of an existing high school in the past 20 years.
For example, fairly new high schools can be found in the nearby communities of North Reading
(opened 2015), Wilmington (2015), Methuen (2014), Dracut (2014), Tewksbury (2012), Bedford
(2008), Lawrence (2007), Reading (2007), Chelmsford (2006), and North Andover (2004). Billerica will be opening a new facility in 2019), while Lowell, Groveland, West Newbury and Merrimac are either currently building or designing new high schools or are undergoing comprehensive addition/renovation projects.