About the City School District of
mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare
all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in
partnership with our diverse community.
The City School District of Albany is home
to award-winning public schools that have been recognized for excellence by the
state and federal governments, as well as national publications. Under
the leadership of Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., the
district is engaged in a strategic effort to become the best urban
school district in America in which to learn and work by 2020.
Vision" is aligned around a Theory of Action and set of Core Values
that guide the work of each of our 1,400 staff members.
The district serves 9,000
students in 15
schools: 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, one
prekindergarten-grade 8 school and one comprehensive high school. You
can find a complete directory in the
Our Schools section.
Nationally recognized Albany High School features four themed
academies, the prestigious International Baccalaureate program and the
largest selection of Advanced Placement courses in the Capital Region.
At the elementary level, the
district offers full-day prekindergarten at every school and at
several community locations, and outstanding school-choice options that
elementary schools, the
Dual-Language Program and
enrollment options across the district.
For more information about enrollment, class size,
academic programs, magnet schools, food-service programs, athletics,
music and the arts, volunteer opportunities and much more, refer to the
Albany A-Z section of our site.
For a directory of phone numbers for district staff, including the office of
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., please visit our
Contact Us section. You also can
download our organizational chart in .pdf format.