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Hackett Middle School

William S. Hackett Middle School

Grades 6-8

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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

Lisa House, Assistant Principal

Email: lhouse@albany.k12.ny.us


2019-20 school supplies lists

Administrative changes at Hackett

The following message is from Hackett Middle School Principal Michael Paolino.


On July 1, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Assistant Principal Lawrence Moultrie as an academy principal at Albany High School, effective immediately.


I would like to thank Mr. Moultrie for his service to our students and families during his time at Hackett. I wish him great success at Albany High, where I am certain he will provide the able leadership and student support that he provided to Hackett.


The district expects to fill the position over the summer.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.


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. 29 -- Middle School Summer Orientation (all grades), 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 6 -- First day of school for sixth- and seventh-graders attending middle school for the first time
  • Monday, Sept. 9 -- First day of school for returning grade 7 and all grade 8 students
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11
    • Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • PTA meeting, 7-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 13 -- PTA barbecue, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads Take Your Child to School Day
  • Saturday, Sept. 22 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park
    • 5K Run, 9:30 a.m.
    • Fun Run, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Open House, 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 30 -- Rosh Hashana, no school

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, North Albany Middle School and Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.


Students who move up from the following elementary schools will attend Hackett Middle School for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Delaware Community School

  • Eagle Point Elementary School

  • New Scotland Elementary School

  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST)



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