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Hackett Middle School

William S. Hackett Middle School

Grades 6-8

Click here to read Hackett's most recent newsletter


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

E-mail: mpaolino@albany.k12.ny.us

Judith Collins, Assistant Principal

E-mail: jcollins@albany.k12.ny.us

Lawrence Moultrie, Assistant Principal

E-mail: lmoultrie@albany.k12.ny.us


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.


School times

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

  • Breakfast begins -- 7:25 a.m.; enter through rear entrance

  • Main entrance opens -- 7:30 a.m.

  • School day begins -- 7:50 a.m.

  • School day ends -- 3:05 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

  • Saturday, July 21 -- Summer Celebration and Safety Day, Krank Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

2017-18 news and information

  • Listening to our students' voices -- 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 for a snapshot of next year's course offerings or to download 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.


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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