Posted: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:38PM
Andover Buys Land for Third High School
ANDOVER, Kan. - The Andover School District Wednesday closed on the purchase of about 105 acres of land expected to be the site of a future high school, varsity stadium and middle school.
The district acquired the land — bounded by Martin Elementary School on the south, 159th Street East on the west, 29th Street on the north and an eastern boundary about a half-mile from 159th — from a group that includes Ritchie Development.
The district paid $12,000 per acre, which puts the total price at about $1.26 million. That price per acre was less than the district paid for school land it purchased in 2006, according to Superintendent Mark Evans. If growth in the area continues at the rate it’s going today, Evans thinks the district could look at building on the site in five years.
That’s a decision a future superintendent and school board will have to make, though. Evans has been selected superintendent of Omaha Public Schools.
The new facilities would be Andover’s third high school and third middle school. The district has grown from 3,700 to 5,500 students in Evans’ eight years there.
Wichita Business Journal