Home of the All-Stars
Atkinson Elementary School is an inclusive learning environment growing with positive energy and effort. Our school community embraces the philosophy and goals of North Andover Public Schools around academic and social expectations. Our mission is to cultivate a safe, respectful community of students who can critically-think and communicate effectively while preparing for their next levels of learning.
Atkinson School is the "Home of the All-Stars" and it’s also the birthplace of our town's RAISE values: Respect, Achievement, Inclusion, Service & Empathy. Our students are encouraged to be high achievers and productive citizens and to demonstrate RAISE values everyday. Atkinson educators present our children opportunities for academic and social-emotional growth that build on our community values and beliefs.
We expect our 365 students in grades 1-5 to be the all-stars of today and tomorrow; good and smart people who lead by example. As a community of talented teachers and supportive families, we'll be RAISE-ing the bar as high as we can for our children. This year, we want every all-star kid and adult to go out and prove that RAISE is the Craze!
Registration for all new students is open for next year 2023-2024. If you are registering for K-12 for Fall of 2023 use the link below to begin the process. Make sure to choose 2023-2024 as your enrollment year.
Office of Public School Monitoring Final Report for Special Education & Civil Rights
Every three years, the North Andover School District undergoes an audit by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), known as a Public School Monitoring Review (PSM). Our most recent audit took place in November 2024. This year, the focus of our PSM was in two areas: Special Education and Civil Rights. Our audit took place over the course of 2 days in November and included an on-site review of our buildings and interviews with staff and community members.
The results of the Special Education and Civil Rights portions of our Public School Monitoring Report were released to the public on February 21, 2024. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced "We are pleased to tell you that the Department has found your district to be in compliance with all Group B Universal Standards monitored during the PSM Review, and no corrective action is required at this time."
As a district, we were very pleased with these results. North Andover continually strives to improve our practices and receiving positive feedback from DESE that we are doing well by our students is very important.
Welcome to North Andover Reads 2024!
What do Rachel Carson and Robert Frost have in common? They both use the analogy of a road to talk about the future and making choices. Rachel Carson wrote about “The Other Road” in Silent Spring, how choices made affect the environment, our Earth. Robert Frost wrote “The Road Not Taken”, how choices made today affect the future.
Please join us to read, to attend a program, to have a conversation, to make a difference. This year join others and the many Town of North Andover people on “The Other Road: Moving Towards a Greener Earth” to make North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, North America, the Earth a greener place.
North Andover Reads is a joint effort of the Stevens Memorial Library and the North Andover Public Schools. Each year, books, programs, exhibits and more are chosen around a particular theme and highlight our R.A.I.S.E. initiative