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Myers Middle School

Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School

Grades 6-8


100 Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6425

Fax: 475-6427

Web site: https://myers.albany.k12.ny.us/Myers_2014/Myers/pages/home.html


Michael Panetta, Interim Principal

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

Marilyn Jones-Oliver, Assistant Principal

E-mail: mjones-oliver@albany.k12.ny.us


Panetta appointed interim Myers principal

Michael Panetta will serve as interim principal of Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.


Panetta will fill a vacancy left by the appointment of Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. as acting superintendent following the Jan. 21 resignation of Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.


Panetta has been employed by the district since 1997, primarily serving as a school counselor at Albany High School until he was appointed assistant principal there in 2010. Most recently, he served as Albany High’s house principal of operations.


About Myers Middle School

The school is named after abolitionists Stephen and Harriet Myers, who lived in Albany from the 1830s through the 1850s. The Myerses played an important role in helping hundreds of African-Americans gain freedom in the Albany area via the Underground Railroad. Click here to learn more.


Constructed in 2005 through the City School District of Albany’s facilities project, Myers Middle School is a modern three-story, 140,000-square foot facility. The school contains 24 general-education classrooms, six special-education classrooms, six science rooms with prep space, cutting-edge technology classrooms, modern family and consumer science classrooms, two art classrooms with kiln and storage and music, choral and band room.


School times

  • Building opens: 7:40 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 3 p.m.

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

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, May 24 -- Talent Show, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 26-Tuesday, May 31 -- Memorial Day recess (includes three unused snow days), no school
  • Wednesday, June 1 -- Incoming Student Information Night, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 6 -- New York State science written exam, grade 8
  • Tuesday, June 7 -- Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 17 -- Grade 8 Dance, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23 -- Last day of school
  • Friday, June 24 -- Grade 8 Moving Up, 11 a.m.

News and information

  • Myers Jazz Band featured in local TV program -- The Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School Jazz Band is being featured throughout April on Channel Albany. The student musicians are being highlighted as part of Jazz Appreciation Month on the Albany Tempo Spectrum program, produced and hosted by Albany School of Humanities (ASH) teaching assistant Donald Hyman. The Myers students will be featured at 5 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (MORE)

  • Myers students help DA launch 'WORDS' campaign -- The sixth-grade team and members of the student government association at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School on Dec. 14 helped Albany County District Attorney David Soares kick off an anti-bullying campaign.

  • Free breakfast, lunch for all district students -- All City School District of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)

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

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6425 during the morning, and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


Middle-school enrollment -- Myers feeder schools

The City School District of Albany uses a feeder enrollment model for middle-school students. Students from designated elementary schools are assigned to either Myers Middle School or William S. Hackett 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 graduating from the following elementary schools will attend Myers Middle School:

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH)

  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School

  • Montessori Magnet School

  • Pine Hills Elementary School

  • Schuyler Achievement Academy

  • Sheridan Preparatory Academy

Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more information. 




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