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Hackett Middle School

William S. Hackett Middle School

Grades 6-8

Click here for our 2018-19 school supply list


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

Phone: (518) 475-6475

Fax: (518) 475-6477

Website: https://hackett.albany.k12.ny.us


Michael Paolino, Principal

Email: mpaolino@albany.k12.ny.us

Judith Collins, Assistant Principal

Email: jcollins@albany.k12.ny.us

Lawrence Moultrie, Assistant Principal

Email: lmoultrie@albany.k12.ny.us


School times

  • Building opens -- 7:25 a.m. for breakfast ; 7:30 a.m. for students not having breakfast

  • Breakfast begins -- 7:40 a.m.; enter through rear entrance

  • Main entrance opens -- 7:30 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


  • Thursday, Aug. 23 -- Preseason practice begins for modified football (grades 7-8)
  • Monday, Aug. 27 -- Preseason practice begins for all other modified fall sports (grades 7-8)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 -- Summer Orientation, 6-8:30 p.m. Meet your teachers, tour the school, pick up your schedule for the 2018-19 school year, get your locker assignment and more. Please note that schedules will be provided on the first day of school for students who are unable to attend Summer Orientation.
  • Thursday, Sept. 6 -- First day of school
  • Friday, Sept. 7 -- PTA Barbecue, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 10 -- No school, Rosh Hashana
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12
    • Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • PTA meeting, 7-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 -- No school, Yom Kippur
  • Sunday, Sept 23
    • Falcon 5K, Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
    • Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 -- Open House, 6-8:30 p.m.

2018-19 news and information

  • Stay tuned for exciting news about the 2018-19 school year!

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.


Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school nurse at (518) 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, Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence and Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.


Students who move up from the following elementary schools will attend Hackett Middle School in September 2017:

  • Delaware Community School

  • Eagle Point Elementary School

  • New Scotland Elementary School

  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology



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