Andover Public Schools enrollment was 5,593 as of Oct. 1, up 2.1 percent from 5,483 students a year ago in another sign that post-pandemic life is starting to resemble pre-pandemic life.

School districts across Massachusetts saw enrollment drop during the coronavirus pandemic beginning in 2020. Andover’s enrollment numbers still lag behind the pre-COVID census on Oct. 1, 2019, when 5, 944 students were enrolled in APS.

Superintendent Magda Parvey told the school committee last week the numbers were still unofficial and will be submitted to the state for certification on Oct. 28. She noted there has been a corresponding drop in the number of home-schooled students, which spiked during the worst of the pandemic.

Total APS Enrollment By Year

APS Enrollment5,9445,6505,4835,593
Home Schooled37535634

APS Enrollment By School

Shawsheen Preschool81547797
Bancroft Elementary567523514543
High Plain Elementary526517531527
Sanborn Elementary358333328332
South Elementary479463435453
West Elementary594546541555
Doherty Middle518464455461
West Middle532543530518
Wood Hill Middle406375366339
Andover High School1,7651,7311,6441,667
This table does not include special education students who go to school outside the district.

Complete enrollment numbers can be found in the school committee meeting packet for Oct. 3.