J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
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50 North Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
Co-Principal: Malik Jones
Co-Principal: Kandie Antonetti
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle
the newest school in the City School District of
Albany, slated to open in September at 50 North
Lark St. The school will serve about 400 students in
grades 6-8 in its first year.
The school building is the former home of the
district's Alternative Learning Center, which has
relocated to 395 Elk St., beginning with the 2017-18
school year. O'Neal Middle School is undergoing
extensive renovations this summer to prepare to
serve its new students and to provide equitable
programs and services for all. Additions supported
by a $6.5 million facilities proposal that voters
approved in January will include a new cafeteria and
kitchen, new classrooms for science, technology,
music, art, and family and consumer science, and
updates to the gym and pool.
Edmund J. O'Neal's
The new school is named after the late Edmund J.
O'Neal, a beloved former Albany principal who spent
his life serving the children and families of
Albany, especially the Arbor Hill community.
He was the first African-American principal in our
district when he took over leadership of the former
School 6. He went on to serve as the first principal
of Arbor Hill Elementary School from 1972-1986. He
served as coordinator of human resources until his
O'Neal also was a product of Albany's public
schools, graduating from the former Philip Schuyler
High School. He also served as the first president
of the board of Whitney M. Young Community Center,
located in Arbor Hill.
Click the highlighted text to
a Times Union story
about naming the school in his honor.
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-- 7:25 a.m.
School day begins
-- 7:45 a.m.
School day ends
-- 2:45 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 5 --
First day of school
- Thursday, Sept. 7
-- Grand opening and ribbon-cutting
ceremony, 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 19
- Dads Take Your Child to School Day
(stay tuned for details)
- Parent University workshop,
- Thursday, Sept. 21 -- Rosh Hashana,
- Saturday, Sept. 23 -- Albany High School Homecoming
- Parade, noon
- Kickoff, 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 24 -- Albany Booster Club's Falcon 5K and Fun Run,
Washington Park, 8:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 28 -- Open House, 6-8 p.m.
2017-18 news and
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call
the school nurse at 475-6600 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
O'Neal Middle School,
Harriet Myers Middle School and
Hackett Middle School.
who moved up from the following elementary schools
in June 2017 will attend
O'Neal Middle School in September 2017:
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Schuyler Achievement Academy
Also, students who were in seventh grade at the
former West Hill Middle School in 2016-17 will
attend O'Neal Middle School in September 2017.