The school is named after Madeleine Dugger Andrews. She was born on December 13th, 1922 to Lieutenant Colonel Edward Dugger and Mrs. Madeline Dugger Kelley of West Medford, Madeleine She was a lifelong teacher and in 1963, she ran for Medford’s School Committee. Although no African American woman had ever successfully run for such a position, either in Medford or in the state as a whole, Madeleine ran and won the election. She did a great job on the school Committee and the Madeleine Dugger Andrews Middle School for grades 6-8 was constructed in 2000, in her honor, 14 years after her passing. Read about our namesake, Madeleine Dugger Andrews
The Andrews Middle School provides students with a safe and nurturing learning environment where students excel academically, emotionally, and socially in an ever-changing twenty-first century world. Students work both individually and collectively to develop thinking and problem-solving skills. Students acquire skills to thrive as responsible members of the community, dedicated citizens, and productive workers.
The Andrews Middle School’s core values focus on excellence, responsibility, respect and environment, with an emphasis on the whole child.
Our students will meet or exceed the state academic standards.
Staff, students, and parents are responsible for the success of students, support of each other, and support of our community.
We respect, support, and value each member of the Andrews Middle School family and accept students and staff for their unique talents and differences.
As members of the global community, we recognize that we all have a moral obligation to our future generations to protect our environment.