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
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
-- 7:45 a.m.
-- 7:45 a.m.
School day begins
-- 8 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.)
Monday, May 29
-- Memorial Day, no school
Monday, June 5
-- NYS written science exam for students in grades 4
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.
22 -- Last day of middle school
Friday, June 23
-- Grade 8 Moving Up, 9 a.m.
News and information
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!
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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 District of Albany uses a
feeder enrollment model for students at
William S. Hackett Middle School and
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 2016-17 school year,
West Hill Middle School will serve students in
grades 7-8 who attended the school in in grades 6-7
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