Special Education Enrollment and Staffing

Andover’s population of students with disabilities (SWD) as a percent of total student population is currently (2017) higher than the state average and higher than all of our comparable districts. In the area of out-of-district placements, Arlington and North Andover exceed Andover’s placements as a percent of total enrollment while Chelmsford has a comparable percentage of out-of-district placements.

SWD Enrollment


Our staffing model (total) and paraprofessional staffing per 100 SWD (2017) exceeds that of all but three of our comparable districts. Staffing of SPED teachers per 100 SWD exceeds all but two districts.

SWD Staffing