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William S. Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Principal: Michael Paolino
Assistant Principal: Judith Collins
Assistant Principal: TBD
Receivership process moves forward
The City School District of
Albany and William S. Hackett Middle School, in partnership with the
school's Community Engagement Team, submitted required documents to the
State Education Department on Sept. 30 to move forward with the efforts
to raise achievement for all Hackett students.
The district submitted
a Community Engagement Plan, Public Notification Template and supporting
evidence, Community Engagement Team Recommendations and Superintendent's
Response, and a Continuation Plan to State Ed. The district now awaits
feedback from State Ed on the documents.
"I want to recognize the
heroic efforts of our Community Engagement Team and the leadership of
Hackett's principal, Michael Paolino, for getting us through these first stages of this process
on schedule," said Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. "We
are in good shape to meet the challenges ahead of us."
Follow the links below to download the documents
submitted Sept. 30 for Hackett.
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 through 9. The school became a
middle school in 1974 with grades 7 and 8, and grade
6 was added in 2000. Hackett was extensively
renovated starting in 2005.
The building reopened in
September 2008, after the school’s outside was
restored. Ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s
magnificent foyer all were restored to their
original glory, and every floor and wing was
overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art
-- 7:30 a.m.
-- 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.
clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5
p.m., depending on the program
School supplies lists for 2015-16
Wednesday, Sept. 23 --
No school, Yom Kippur.
Sunday, Sept. 27
-- Falcon 5K and Fun Run,
2 -- First-quarter interim
marking period ends
9 -- Hats for Hackett Day
12 -- Columbus Day, no
23 -- Halloween Teen Night,
News and information
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 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
Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the
elementary program at
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
West Hill Middle School.
who graduate from the following elementary schools
Hackett Middle School:
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Delaware Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Scotland Elementary School
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for