Information about school
facilities projects is broken into four phases:
Projects that are
Projects ready to be bid
or in the design phase
Scotland Elementary (formerly PS 19):
New Scotland Elementary was renovated as a three-deep school. It
was expanded to include the addition of a kitchen and gym. The previous
gym was renovated and is now a cafeteria and auditorium, or "cafetorium."
In addition, new mechanical, electrical, lighting, public address,
computer technology and security systems were added. New Scotland Elementary students and staff moved out of the building
after the 2006-07 school year and construction began in the summer of
2007. Students and faculty returned to the building in
January 2009. You can view project highlights in the
New Scotland Photo
Hackett Middle School
William S. Hackett Middle
School reopened for
classes in September 2008 at its previous location at 45 Delaware Ave.
You can view project highlights in the
Hackett Photo Gallery.
The extensive renovation of Hackett Middle School was broken into two phases. Phase I construction
began in May 2005 and included the replacement and restoration of the
school's roof, as well as repair and cleaning of the exterior facade and
masonry. New electrical service also was included at the school.
Following the relocation of
Hackett's school community to swing space at the former Schuyler
Elementary School at 141 Western Ave. in January 2006, Phase II work
began in June 2006 and included major renovations and improvements.
Phase II included
renovations to all five floors to accommodate up to 650 students in
grades 6-8 and divide those students into teams of 100-115 students
each. Academic wings have been organized around core classes such as
English, social studies, science and math. Classrooms for technology,
art and music will be shared among teams.
Delaware Community School
(formerly School 18)
In January 2007, Delaware Community School (formerly School 18) moved
into a brand new building on its original site in its original
neighborhood. Unlike School 18, the new Delaware Community School has
sufficient restrooms, handicap accessibility, a fully modern electrical
system, spacious classrooms and gym space. he new, three-story,
55,000-square-foot school is handicapped accessible,
energy-efficient, and technologically advanced. It serves up to 450
students in grades K-5. You can view project highlights in the
Delaware Photo Gallery.
Pine Hills Elementary
School (formerly School 16)
In January 2007, the former School 16 -- now known as Pine Hills
Elementary School -- opened the doors to a new, three-story,
55,000-square-foot building that was constructed on its original
building is designed to fit with the existing neighborhood, and will
serve 450 students. It has larger classrooms, handicapped accessibility,
computers in every room, and a new library/media center and gymnasium.
You can view project highlights in the
Pine Hills Photo Gallery.
Eagle Point Elementary (formerly PS 27)
An enlarged and renovated
Eagle Point Elementary opened in December 2005. The school, at 1044
Western Ave., currently serves up to 300 students in Grades PreK-5. The
building is home to new classrooms, a new gymnasium and a library/media
center. You can view project highlights in the
Eagle Point Photo Gallery.
Newly renovated and expanded
North Albany Academy,
formerly PS 20, opened in September 2005. The building was renovated,
and a new library/media center added. The adjoining YMCA, which is independent from
the district's facilities project, will provide gym space for the
school. You can view project highlights in the
North Albany Photo Gallery.
Stephen & Harriet Myers Middle School,
100 Elbel Court, opened to the public in August 2005. The school has
a phased opening, meaning the academic wing, the main office suite, the
cafeteria, and the media center/library were ready for students, staff,
and parents at the beginning of the school year. The gymnasium,
auditorium and the pool area were ready for
occupancy during winter 2005. You can view project highlights in the
Myers Photo Gallery.
Montessori Magnet School,
65 Tremont Street, opened in August 2005. School 26 was torn down to
make room for the brand new Montessori School.
The school is home
to 300 students in grades K-5. You can view project highlights in
Montessori Photo Gallery.
The newly constructed K-5
Sheridan Preparatory Academy,
400 Sheridan Avenue opened in September 2004. The new school was constructed on
the site of the former Our Lady of Angels parochial school. You can view
project highlights in the
Sheridan Photo Gallery.
In September 2004, the renovated K-5
Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy,
676 Clinton Avenue, opened. The renovated building (formerly Public
School 21, built in 1875) has a 40,000-square-foot
addition. You can view project highlights in the
Schuyler Photo Gallery.
In September 2003, the new roof and
skylights were completed at
Arbor Hill Elementary School.
A new eight-lane running track with an all-weather synthetic
surface was installed at
Albany High School in 2003.
Harriet Gibbons Alternative High School
relocated to 75 Watervliet Avenue, a renovated building that provides
students with spacious classrooms and modern science labs, library/media
room, and fitness center. You can view project highlights in the
Harriet Gibbons Photo Gallery.
Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science & Technology
Originally built in 1955, the 68,081 square foot building went through a
complete roof replacement in the summer of 2005. In the summer of 2007,
the exterior drainage system will be replaced and updated. With a new
facilities referendum passed in February 2007, TOAST will undergo a
renovation that will include accessibility, new rest rooms, mechanical
replacements including adding air-conditioning, new windows and doors,
energy upgrades, and various floor and painting renovations. Work begins
in the summer of 2008, and will be completed in September 2009.
At the completion of construction the building will be a school for
Pre-K through 5th grade.
Giffen Memorial Elementary School:
Originally built in
1960, the building had a complete roof replacement
in the summer of 2006. A facilities referendum passed in February
2007 funded the renovation of the building, with the heating system replaced
and air conditioning added, along with accessibility, painting, window
and door replacements, bathroom upgrades and some floor replacement.
Work began in the summer of 2008 and will be completed by
September 2009. The school will then contain grades Pre-K through 5th
Projects Ready to Bid or In Design Phase
The building was built
in 1973 and was designed with an open floor plan. Each level can be accessed
by a ramp. The building is air conditioned with an updated chiller and
cooling tower. In February of 2007, the voters approved a referendum to
renovate the school, which will start in January 2009 and will be
completed in August 2010, at which time Arbor Hill Elementary will
contain grades Pre-K through 5th grade.