J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
50 North Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 475-6600
Fax: (518) 475-6602
Kandie Antonetti, Principal
Timitra Rose, Assistant Principal
Ken Cioffi, Interim Assistant Principal
-- 7:35 a.m.
-- 7:35 a.m.
School day begins
-- 8 a.m.
School day ends
-- 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
-- No school for students, Parent-Teacher
- Thursday, Nov.
22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school,
- Tuesday, Nov. 27
-- Parent University,
- Friday, Dec. 14
-- Second-quarter interim marking
- Monday, Dec. 17
-- Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m.
- Monday, Dec.
24-Tuesday, Jan. 1 -- No school,
New assistant principal to begin
The City School District of
Albany Board of Education on Nov. 1 appointed a
veteran district educator as an assistant principal
at Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence.
April Stokes will start her new
post on Nov. 26. Her new position will fill a
vacancy created in October by Malik Jones'
appointment as principal of Steven and Harriet Myers
joined the school district in 2005 as a school
counselor at the former Harriet Gibbons High School.
She also worked as a school counselor at Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School, Abrookin Career and
Technical Center Extended Day Program and, most
recently, Tony Clement Center for Education. She
holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego, a
master’s degree from the University at Albany and
her administrative certification from Massachusetts
College of Liberal Arts.
Please join us in welcoming her to
2018-19 news and
Curriculum guide for middle school
As we start
the 2018-19 school year, check out the City School
District of Albany’s new middle-school curriculum
guide. It’s a comprehensive overview of what
students and families can expect in each grade at
Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence,
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and William
S. Hackett Middle School.
has aligned its curriculum and course offerings at
all three schools this year. If you were not able to
attend the recent orientation programs at each
middle school, you can
download a guide here or pick one up from your
child’s guidance counselor at school.
If you have
any questions about the middle-school curriculum or
experience, please contact your building principal.
You also can contact Assistant Superintendent for
Secondary Instruction Lori McKenna at (518) 475-6012
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.