William S. Hackett Middle School
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45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6475
Fax: (518) 475-6477
Michael Paolino, Principal
Judith Collins, Assistant Principal
Lawrence Moultrie, Assistant Principal
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 7-9. The school became a
middle school in 1974 with grades 7-8, and grade
6 was added in 2000.
Hackett was extensively
renovated starting in 2005.
The building reopened in
September 2008. In addition to a restoration of the
building's exterior, ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s
magnificent foyer were restored to their
original glory, and every floor and wing was
overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art
-- 7:25 a.m. for breakfast ; 7:30 a.m. for
students not having breakfast
-- 7:25 a.m.; enter through rear entrance
Main entrance opens --
School day begins
-- 7:50 a.m.
School day ends --
clubs and sports programs end -- 4
p.m. or 5
p.m., depending on the program (some athletic
activities may end later than 5 p.m.)
- Thursday, Sept. 21 -- Rosh Hashana, no school
- Friday, Sept. 22
- Superintendent's Conference Day,
no school for students
- Hall of Fame Dinner and Inductions,
Italian-American Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 23
- Wall of Fame Ceremony, Albany
High School, 11 a.m.
- Homecoming Parade, Albany High
- Homecoming Game, Albany High
School, 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 24
- Falcon 5K, Washington Park,
- Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30
2017-18 news and
Welcome to the new school year!
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call
the school nurse at (518) 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 students at
William S. Hackett Middle School,
Edmund J. O'Neal
Middle School of Excellence and
Harriet Myers Middle School.
who move up from the following elementary schools
Hackett Middle School in September 2017:
Delaware Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Scotland Elementary School
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology