Like many districts that saw baby boomer population spikes, Andover undertook several school building projects in the 1950s and 1960s and has a history of building or renovating multiple schools at the same time. West Elementary, Doherty Middle, and Sanborn Elementary were all built in 1951. Andover High School, Sanborn Elementary, and South Elementary were partially renovated in 1995. High Plain Elementary and Wood Hill Middle were built in 2002. Those schools have aged significantly and/or outgrown their capacity over time.
In 2016, the town hired a national facility assessment and planning organization (MGT of America Consulting) to assess the state of our facilities and help develop a long-term plan to address facility needs. The MGT study  concluded that the school facilities with the greatest needs are West Elementary and Andover High School.
The West Elementary building was constructed in 1951 and requires extensive physical improvements. Andover High was constructed in 1966 and renovated in 1995. It is severely overcrowded and requires additional and larger classrooms, as well as larger special-use areas
(notably cafeteria, special education, and collaborative spaces). The district is proceeding on parallel paths to consider renovation or replacement of both of these schools.
 The full MGT of America Consulting study can be found on the APS district website: http://www.aps1.net/1781/Facility-Forums---MGT-Facility-Plan