William S. Hackett Middle School
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45 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12202 (click
here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6475
Fax: (518) 475-6477
Michael Paolino, Principal
Judith Collins, Assistant Principal
Lawrence Moultrie, Assistant Principal
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
-- 7:25 a.m. for breakfast ; 7:30 a.m. for
students not having breakfast
-- 7:25 a.m.; enter through rear entrance
Main entrance opens --
School day begins
-- 7:50 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, March 19
- Registration begins for students selected in the
2018-19 prekindergarten and magnet elementary
- All-City Chorus
Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle
School, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21 -- All-City Band Concert, Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 -- New York State School Music Association
Festival, Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle
School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 27 -- Autism
Spectrum Fair, Montessori Magnet School, 5:30-7
p.m. (open to all Capital Region families living
with autism spectrum disorder)
- Wednesday, March 28 -- All-City Strings Concert, William S. Hackett
Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 30 -- Good Friday,
- Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6
-- Spring Recess, no school
2017-18 news and
Listening to our
On March 14, students at Albany High School and the
City School District of Albany's three middle
schools joined their peers nationwide in coming
together to advocate for school safety and to honor
the memory of the 17 people who lost their lives in
last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (MORE)
Albany High 2018-19 course books to be distributed Jan.
4-5 -- Eighth-graders received Albany High School course listing books in
homeroom on Thursday, Jan. 4 and Friday, Jan. 5.
Students, please review the course books to prepare
for upcoming appointments to plan your schedule for
the next school year. Click on the highlighted text
a snapshot of next year's course offerings or to
the full course catalogue.
You also can view information
here about Albany High's "Seal of Biliteracy"
program for students that can speak, understand and
write in more than one language.
Modified winter sports practice schedules
Nov. 13-17: Practice started Monday, Nov.
13 for modified winter sports (grades 7-8).
Please visit our Athletics section for schedules
during the first week of practice.
Welcome to the new school year!
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 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
Harriet Myers Middle School.
who move up from the following elementary schools
Hackett Middle School in September 2017:
Delaware Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Scotland Elementary School
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology