About the City School District of
The City School District of Albany will be a
district of excellence with caring relationships and engaging learning
experiences that provide equitable opportunities for all students to
reach their potential.
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success.
Our goals and priorities
Enhance the delivery of quality
instruction by providing our teachers and staff with
high-level, meaningful professional development to promote student
growth and proficiency.
Enhance and implement culturally responsive education best
Continue to develop, implement, enhance, and monitor how we
use data to enhance instructional practices
Increase workforce diversity through creative recruiting
and by planning for a strong “grow our own” strategy
Build our leadership capacity and
increase accountability through ongoing professional growth
opportunities designed to improve effective leadership in our
Continue to work with building leaders to provide high
quality instructional walkthroughs with actionable feedback
Increase workforce diversity
Implement distributive leadership models in order to build
Provide leadership professional development opportunities
Empower families to support
the success of their children through relationships of mutual
respect and clear and effective communication.
Develop and monitor a written district-wide Communication
Plan with an emphasis on building level communication and family
Launch new district website
Provide customer service training for faculty and staff to
improve school climate and family engagement
Partner with our diverse community,
including local businesses and community leaders, to engage and
empower stakeholders in the wrap-around services needed to support
Continue to develop and monitor
Community Schools model
Continue to develop and monitor
reciprocal community engagement strategies
Welcome community partners in schools
Led by Superintendent Kaweeda G.Adams, the City School
District of Albany and its more than 1,600 faculty and staff strive to provide an
academically challenging, safe and welcoming experience for all
The district serves about 9,500
students in 18
schools: 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, an alternative-education program
for middle- and high-school students, the Albany International Center
serving refugee and
immigrant students in grades 6-12, and
Albany High School, a comprehensive high school
with a career and technical center. You
can find a complete directory in the
Our Schools section.
Albany High features four themed
academies, the prestigious International Baccalaureate program and one
largest selections of Advanced Placement courses offered in the Capital Region.
At the elementary level, the
district offers full-day prekindergarten at every school and at
several community locations, and outstanding school-choice options that
elementary schools, the
Dual Language Program and
enrollment options across the district.
For more information about enrollment, class size,
academic programs, magnet schools, food-service programs, athletics,
music and the arts, volunteer opportunities and much more, refer to the
Albany A-Z section of our site. You can
to view and download the district's organizational chart.
For a directory of phone numbers for district staff, including
Superintendent Adams' office, please visit our
Contact Us section.