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Hackett Middle School

William S. Hackett Middle School

Grades 6-8


45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6475

Fax: 475-6477

Web site: https://hackett.albany.k12.ny.us


Principal: Michael Paolino

E-mail: mpaolino@albany.k12.ny.us

Assistant Principal: Judith Collins

E-mail: jcollins@albany.k12.ny.us

Assistant Principal: Lawrence Moultrie

E-mail: lmoultrie@albany.k12.ny.us


Attention, parents/guardians: How do you feel about Hackett?

Parents and guardians of Hackett Middle School students have until May 23 to share their thoughts about their and their child's feelings about the school.


The school has joined with the National School Climate Center to compile a survey about the school's culture and climate. Click here to take the survey. You also can get a paper copy in the school office.


We appreciate your feedback!


Hackett off "receivership" list at end of school year

Hackett improved from the state’s “Priority Schools” list to “Focus” status, which means that Hackett will be removed from the state’s list of “receivership” schools at the end of the current school year, the New York State Education Department announced in February.


Click here to learn more about receivership and to see documents Hackett submitted to the state throughout the 2015-16 school year.


About Hackett Middle School

Built in 1926 and named after Albany’s 67th mayor, William S. Hackett Junior High School was one of the first junior high schools in the United States that served grades 7-9. The school became a middle school in 1974 with grades 7-8, and grade 6 was added in 2000.


Hackett was extensively renovated starting in 2005. The building reopened in September 2008. In addition to a restoration of the building's exterior, ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s magnificent foyer were restored to their original glory, and every floor and wing was overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art technology.


Check out a Photo Gallery highlighting many features of the spectacular facility.


School times

  • Building opens -- 7:30 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 7:30 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 7:55 a.m.

  • School day ends:

  • Monday-Thursday-- 3:20 p.m.

  • Friday (students only) -- 2:36 p.m.

  • After-school clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5 p.m., depending on the program

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, June 23 -- Last day of school

  • Friday, June 24 -- Grade 8 Moving Up, 9 a.m.

News and information

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany Photo Gallery.

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school nurse at 475-6475 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


Middle-school enrollment

The City School District of Albany uses a feeder enrollment model for middle school students. Students from designated elementary schools are assigned to either William S. Hackett Middle School or Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the elementary program at North Albany Academy continue on in that school's middle-level program, which serves about 150 students in grades 6-8. For the 2015-16 school year, students from the closed Brighter Choice charter middle schools in grades 6-8 will attend the district's new West Hill Middle School.


Students who graduate from the following elementary schools attend Hackett Middle School:

  • Arbor Hill Elementary School

  • Delaware Community School

  • Eagle Point Elementary School

  • New Scotland Elementary School

  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more information.



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