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Hackett Middle School

William S. Hackett Middle School

Grades 6-8

 

45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6475

Fax: 475-6477

Web site: https://hackett.albany.k12.ny.us

 

Principal: Michael Paolino

E-mail: mpaolino@albany.k12.ny.us

Assistant Principal: Judith Collins

E-mail: jcollins@albany.k12.ny.us

Assistant Principal: Lawrence Moultrie

E-mail: lmoultrie@albany.k12.ny.us

 

About 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 technology.

 

Check out a Photo Gallery highlighting many features of the spectacular facility.

 

School times

  • Building opens -- 7:45 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins -- 7:45 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 8 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 3 p.m.

  • After-school 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.)

Upcoming events

  • Monday, May 29 -- Memorial Day, no school

  • Monday, June 5 -- NYS written science exam for students in grades 4 and 8

  • Wednesday, June 7 -- PTA meeting, 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 8 -- Talent Show, 6:30 p.m.

  • Friday, June 16 -- Grade 8 Dance, 7-10 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 22 -- Last day of middle school classes

  • Friday, June 23 -- Grade 8 Moving Up, 9 a.m.

News and information

  • Great minds showcased at science fair -- The young scientists at William S. Hackett Middle School squared off March 1 at the school’s science fair, using their considerable smarts to test hypotheses on subjects ranging from mold growth to the validity of “the five-second rule.” Seventh-grader Willow Shipherd took first place with her experiment on whether different spices affect mold growth. Congratulations to all the students for their work! Click here to see a Facebook album of photos. (You don’t need a Facebook account to view the photos. A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but this can be dismissed by clicking “not now.”)  

  • Hackett STEM Club receives grant support -- Check out this Dec. 22 Times Union story to read about a $500 grant that is supporting the STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at William S. Hackett Middle School (a subscription may be required to read the story online).

  • Click here to visit the City School District of Albany Photo Gallery.

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.

 

Middle-school enrollment

The City School District of Albany uses a feeder enrollment model for students at William S. Hackett Middle School and Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the elementary program at North Albany Academy continue on in that school's middle-level program, which serves about 150 students in grades 6-8. For the 2016-17 school year, West Hill Middle School will serve students in grades 7-8 who attended the school in in grades 6-7 in 2015-16.

 

Students who graduate from the following elementary schools attend Hackett Middle School:

  • Arbor Hill Elementary School

  • Delaware Community School

  • Eagle Point Elementary School

  • New Scotland Elementary School

  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)

Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more information.

   

 

 
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