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Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence

Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence

Grades 6-8

Click here for 2017-18 school supplies lists


50 North Lark St., Albany, NY 12210

Phone: (518) 475-6600

Fax: (518) 475-6602


Co-Principal: Malik Jones

Email: mjones@albany.k12.ny.us

Co-Principal: Kandie Antonetti

Email: kantonetti@albany.k12.ny.us


About Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School is the newest school in the City School District of Albany, opening for the 2017-18 school year at 50 North Lark St. The school serves about 400 students in grades 6-8 this first year.


The school building is the former home of the district's Alternative Learning Center, which has relocated to 395 Elk St., beginning with the 2017-18 school year. O'Neal Middle School is undergoing extensive renovations this summer to prepare to serve its new students and to provide equitable programs and services for all. Additions supported by a $6.5 million facilities proposal that voters approved in January will include a new cafeteria and kitchen, new classrooms for science, technology, music, art, and family and consumer science, and updates to the gym and pool.


Important back-to-school information for students and families

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the start of our very first school year at Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence, located at 50 North Lark St.! We are excited to be in session for the 2017-18 school year, and we are looking forward to making history together at the newest middle school in the City School District of Albany! Please click here to read a back-to-school letter from Co-principals Malik Jones and Kandie Antonetti.


Edmund J. O'Neal's legacy

The new school is named after the late Edmund J. O'Neal, a beloved former Albany principal who spent his life serving the children and families of Albany, especially the Arbor Hill community.


He was the first African-American principal in our district when he took over leadership of the former School 6. He went on to serve as the first principal of Arbor Hill Elementary School from 1972-1986. He served as coordinator of human resources until his 1996 retirement.


O'Neal also was a product of Albany's public schools, graduating from the former Philip Schuyler High School. He also served as the first president of the board of Whitney M. Young Community Center, located in Arbor Hill. Click the highlighted text to read a Times Union story about naming the school in his honor.


School times

  • Building opens -- 7:25 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 7:25 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 7:45 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 2:45 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19
    • Dads Take Your Child to School Day (stay tuned for details)
    • Parent University workshop, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 -- Rosh Hashana, no school
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 -- Albany High School Homecoming
    • Parade, noon
    • Kickoff, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 -- Albany Booster Club's Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 -- Open House, 6-8 p.m.

2017-18 news and information

  • Dedication honors Edmund O'Neal -- The past and present intersected on Sept. 12 as the City School District of Albany honored the man for whom its newest school is named. About 150 people gathered at Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence on North Lark Street to pay tribute to the late Edmund J. O’Neal, who taught, was a principal and ran the human resources office during his 36-year career in the district. (MORE)
  • Welcome to the new school year! Read our back-to-school letter from Co-principals Malik Jones and Kandie Antonetti.
  • July school newsletter

  • June school newsletter

Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school nurse at (518) 475-6600 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.


Middle-school enrollment

The City School District of Albany uses a feeder enrollment model for students at O'Neal Middle School, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and William S. Hackett Middle School.


Students who move up from the following elementary schools will attend O'Neal Middle School:

  • Arbor Hill Elementary School

  • North Albany Academy

  • Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy

  • Sheridan Preparatory Academy

Also, students who were in seventh grade at the former West Hill Middle School in 2016-17 are attending O'Neal Middle School in 2017-18.



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