Enrollment changes at North Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2019) -- Beginning next
school year, North Albany Academy will no longer be an elementary
school. The City School District of Albany is repurposing North Albany as a middle school
as part of a broader initiative to address enrollment growth at Edmund
J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence. As a result, families of
North Albany students currently in prekindergarten through grade 4 will need to
attend a new elementary school for the 2019-20 school year.
students currently in grade 5 will remain at North Albany for grades
What this means
The district has developed a re-enrollment
process for North Albany elementary families (pre-K through grade 4).
If you live in the North Albany
There are two options to select your child’s new
school. If you would like to choose one of our eight neighborhood
elementary schools, we have created an application to indicate your
application must be completed by Friday, May 10.
Applications are available in the main office, and
can also be completed electronically by following the link above.
Families are also welcome to apply to any of our
If you do not complete the application or
apply for our magnet lottery by May 10, the district will determine your child’s
If you live outside the North Albany
The district will automatically enroll your child in
your zoned neighborhood school.
You do not need to take any action, unless you are
open enrollment or one of our
In the event there is no space to enroll your child
at his or her zoned neighborhood school, the Office of the Assistant
Superintendent for Elementary Instruction will contact you to discuss
the available options.
For more information, contact Principal
Lesley Buff or the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary
Instruction at (518) 475-6012.
Follow this link to learn more about the Board of Education's
overall plan to
reduce enrollment at O’Neal Middle School for the next four years.
These enrollment changes will be in place until the 2023-24 school year,
when the district plans to open a new permanent middle school at North
Albany. Voters will have the opportunity to consider that proposal --
Proposition #2 -- a along
with the budget vote May 21.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High