William S. Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Principal: Michael Paolino
Assistant Principal/School Improvement Manager:
Assistant Principal: Judith Collins
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 through 9. The school became a
middle school in 1974 with grades 7 and 8, and grade
6 was added in 2000. Hackett was extensively
renovated starting in 2005.
The building reopened in
September 2008, after the school’s outside was
restored. Ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s
magnificent foyer all were restored to their
original glory, and every floor and wing was
overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art
-- 7:30 a.m.
-- 7:40 a.m.
School day begins
-- 8 a.m.
School day ends
-- 3 p.m.
clubs and sports programs end -- 4 or 5
p.m., depending on the program
Wednesday, May 22
-- Talent Show, 12:35-2:55 p.m.
Friday, May 24 --
Unused snow day,
Monday, May 27
-- Memorial Day, no school
Monday, June 3
-- New York state written science exam for
Wednesday, June 5
-- PTA meeting, 7 p.m.
Friday, June 14
-- Grade 8 Dance, 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
-- Last day of school for
all students. Have a great summer!
Friday, June 21
-- Grade 8 Graduation, 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.
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