Marva McFarland, Central Registrar
Central Registration Office
75 Watervliet Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
Enrollment reminders for families
The City School District of Albany monitors our schools' enrollment
closely year-round. It is our goal to make sure our class sizes are
conducive to learning.
Please be aware that grade levels at some schools may reach our
recommended enrollment limits. When that happens, new student
registration into those grades and schools will be closed. If you have
any questions about enrollment in specific grade levels at any of our
schools, please contact our Central Registration Office at (518)
Central Registration center provides
convenient services in one location
The City School District of
Albany has a one-stop-shopping
registration center to better serve families’ needs.
The Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center includes Central Registration,
Transportation, Special Education and Pupil
Personnel Services offices under one roof.
Harriet Gibbons is located at 75 Watervliet Ave., off of
Central Avenue near Westgate Plaza and across the street from Honest
Weight Food Co-op. Registration center hours remain 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Phone and fax numbers for each office are:
Phone -- 475-6125
Fax -- 475-6126
Phone -- 475-6170
Fax -- 475-6172
Phone -- 475-6150
Fax -- 475-6137
Pupil Personnel Services
Phone -- 475-6130
Fax -- 475-6131
Registering your child for school is as
easy as ABC
The City School District of Albany wants
to make the school registration process as easy as possible for busy
understand that it can be confusing trying to figure out which of the
district's schools your child will
some of the confusion and help families get all the information they
need, and to assist in completing all the proper forms, the
district operates a Central Registration Office where everything is under one roof.
Parents or guardians of elementary,
middle and high school children should go to
Central Registration to enroll their children in school. The office is
located at 75 Watervliet Ave., off of
Central Avenue near Westgate Plaza in the former Harriet Gibbons High
A parent or guardian must, in person, register a
child. Registration by fax or e-mail is not permitted.
You can call Central Registration for
additional information at (518) 475-6125, and
check out the Required Documents section
to find out what you will need to register your child for school.
School attendance zones
All students must be registered at Central Registration, but before you
go you can search our list of school attendance zones to find out which
elementary and middle school your child will attend based on where you
live. To search for your school,
click here to open
the list of attendance zones and use "Ctrl-F" to search for
your street name (e.g., First Street or Zoar Avenue).
Please note that the list does not include the district's three magnet
elementary schools, which are enrolled each spring via lottery. Call
475-6551 for more information.
Hours of Operation are from 8:30 a.m. to
If you are unable to visit Central
Registration during the hours of operation, exceptions can be made.
Please call (518) 475-6125 to make an appointment.
Helping you save time
Please use the navigational bar on the top
right side of this page to learn more about what you must bring with you
when you visit Central Registration. As an additional time saver we've
posted online copies of the required registration forms. You can
download the forms so you can complete them ahead of time and bring
them with you to Central Registration.