J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
here for our 2018-19 school supply list
50 North Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 475-6600
Fax: (518) 475-6602
Malik Jones, Co-Principal
Kandie Antonetti, Co-Principal
Tia Corniel, Assistant Principal
-- 7:25 a.m.
-- 7:25 a.m.
School day begins
-- 7:45 a.m.
School day ends
-- 2:45 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 23 --
Preseason practice begins for modified football
- Monday, Aug. 27
-- Preseason practice begins for all other
modified fall sports (grades 7-8)
- Thursday, Sept. 6 --
First day of the 2018-19 school year!
- Monday, Sept. 10 -- No
school, Rosh Hashana
- Wednesday, Sept. 19 --
No school, Yom Kippur
Sunday, Sept 23
- Falcon 5K,
Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
- Fun Run,
Washington Park, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
-- Parent University and Open House,
2018-19 news and
Have a fun and safe summer!
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle
the newest school in the City School District of
Albany, opening for the 2017-18 school year at 50 North
Lark St. The school serves about 500 students in
The school building is the former home of the
district's Alternative Learning Center, which
relocated to 395 Elk St., now the Tony Clement
Center for Education.
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.
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call
the school nurse at (518) 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 move up from the following elementary schools
O'Neal Middle School:
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Schuyler Achievement Academy
Also, students who were in seventh grade at the
former West Hill Middle School in 2016-17 are
attending O'Neal Middle School in 2017-18.