William S. Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Principal: Michael Paolino
Assistant Principal/School Improvement Manager:
Assistant Principal: Judith Collins
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.
-- 7:40 a.m.
School day begins
-- 8 a.m.
School day ends
-- 3 p.m.
clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5
p.m., depending on the program
Tuesday, Dec. 3 -- District
Spelling Bee, auditorium, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Thursday, Dec. 5 -- Lottery for
eighth-graders to determine their academy
placement next fall at Albany High, Albany
High auditorium, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 -- Winter
Concert, 7 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 13 --
Second-quarter interim marking period
- Monday, Dec. 23-Friday, Jan. 3
- Wednesday, Jan. 8 --
PTA meeting, 7 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 20 --
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school
- Friday, Jan. 24 --
Second quarter ends
- Friday, Jan. 31 --
Superintendent's Conference Day, no
News and information
Applications available for 2014-15
Albany High School academy lottery --
Applications are now
available for the lottery to determine placement
in Albany High School's four academies for the
2014-15 school year.
Albany High has four academies, each with its
own theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership
and Innovation. These physically smaller
learning environments are designed to help
students feel connected, involved and engaged.
Students are assigned to each academy
through a lottery they are encouraged to enter.
The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen,
new students and current Albany High students
wishing to change academies. An application has
been mailed to the home of each current
eighth-grader; you also can click
here for an application. Additional
applications are available from your child's
guidance counselor and at Central Registration,
75 Watervliet Ave.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 18, and the
lottery will be held Dec. 5.
Top teachers get Golden Apples -- The
City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at
the 2013 Golden Apple Awards.
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
Sixth-graders enjoy UAlbany partnership
-- William S.
Hackett Middle School sixth-graders got a taste
of college life and career opportunities Sept.
25 thanks to a partnership with the University
at Albany. The morning-long series of workshops
led by UAlbany students provided a glimpse into
the academic, extracurricular and social
opportunities available at a major university.
Visit our District News section to read
more, and our
In the News section to check out media
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 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.
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