William S. Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Principal: Michael Paolino
Assistant Principal: Judith Collins
Assistant Principal: Lawrence Moultrie
Attention, parents/guardians: How do you
feel about Hackett?
Parents and guardians of Hackett Middle School
students have until May 23 to share their thoughts
about their and their child's feelings about the
The school has joined with the
National School Climate Center to compile a survey
about the school's culture and climate.
Click here to take the survey. You also can get
a paper copy in the school office.
We appreciate your feedback!
Hackett off "receivership" list at end of school
Hackett improved from the state’s “Priority
Schools” list to “Focus” status, which means that
Hackett will be removed from the state’s list of “receivership” schools
at the end of the current school year, the New York State Education
Department announced in February.
Click here to learn more about receivership and
to see documents Hackett submitted to the state
throughout the 2015-16 school year.
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
-- 7:30 a.m.
-- 7:30 a.m.
School day begins
-- 7:55 a.m.
School day ends:
Monday-Thursday-- 3:20 p.m.
Friday (students only) -- 2:36 p.m.
clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5
p.m., depending on the program
Wednesday, June 1 --
PTA meeting, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 26-Tuesday, May 31
-- Memorial Day
recess (includes three unused snow days),
Monday, June 6 --
New York State science written exam, grade 8
Thursday, June 9
-- Talent Show, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17
-- Grade 8 Dance, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, June 23
-- Last day of school
Friday, June 24
-- Grade 8 Moving Up, 9 a.m.
News and information
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call
the school nurse at 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 middle school students. Students from designated
elementary schools are assigned to either
William S. Hackett Middle School or
Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the
elementary program at
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
West Hill Middle School.
who graduate from the following elementary schools
Hackett Middle School:
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Delaware Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Scotland Elementary School
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for