City School District of Albany

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City School District of Albany
Albany, New York
United States United States
District information
Type Public
Grades Pre-kindergarten, K-12, Incarcerated Youth High School, Adult Evening High School
Established 1830
Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D.
Schools 17
Budget Increase US$224 million
Students and staff
Students 9,501
Other information
Unions NYSUT, Albany Public School Teachers Association
Old Albany Academy Building, the district headquarters

The City School District of Albany (also known as the Albany City School District) is the public school district of Albany, New York. The district is an independent public entity. It is governed by the City School District of Albany Board of Education, whose members are elected in non-partisan elections for staggered, four-year terms. The board selects a superintendent, who is the district's chief administrative official. The district's offices are located in the Old Albany Academy Building at Academy Park. It publishes a seasonal newsletter called Capital Education.[1]

The district has twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, one comprehensive high school, and several other institutions of various types. As of December 18, 2015, enrollment was 9,501 students.[2]


Albany High School on Washington Avenue
Myers Middle School on Elbel Court

High schools[edit]

  • Abrookin Vocational-Technical Center- Disconnected building of Albany High School that houses career and technical classes (9th-12th Grade)
  • Albany High School- comprehensive high school) (9th-12th Grade)

Middle schools[edit]

  • William S. Hackett Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
  • Stephen & Harriet Myers Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
  • West Hill Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
  • North Albany Academy (Pre K- Grade 8)

Elementary schools[edit]

Some elementary schools serve grades Pre K-5 while others serve grades PreK-6. One School serves grades PreK-8.

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH) (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Arbor Hill Elementary Community School (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Eagle Point Elementary School (formerly Public School 27) (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Montessori Magnet School (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • North Albany Academy (formerly Public School 20) (Pre K- Grade 8)
  • Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science & Technology (TOAST) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Pine Hills Elementary School (formerly Public School 16) (Pre K- Grade 6)
  • Delaware Community School (formerly Public School 18) ( Pre K- Grade 5)
  • New Scotland Elementary (formerly Public School 19) (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy (Pre K- Grade 5)
  • Sheridan Preparatory Academy (Pre K-Grade 5)


  • Adult Learning Center (now located at 50 North Lark St)

Source: [1]

Board of Education[edit]

There are seven (7) Board members. They are elected in the November general elections to staggered four year terms, which expire on December 31. Officers are elected by the members. Current board members, as of January 2016:

  • Kenneth M. Bruce (President, appointed in 2014, elected 2014, term expires in 2018)
  • Sue Adler (Vice President, elected in 2011, re-elected 2013, term expires in 2017)
  • Anne Savage (Secretary, elected in 2014, term expires in 2018)
  • Rose Brandon (elected in 2008, re-elected 2012, term expires in 2016)
  • Jennifer Lange (elected in 2015, term expires in 2019)
  • Ellen Roach (elected in 2015, term expires in 2017)
  • Vickie Smith (elected in 2015, term expires in 2016)

Source: [2]

Recent superintendents[edit]

  • 1975–82: David Bray
  • 1982–1989: David Brown[3]
  • 1989–94: John Bach
  • 1994–96: Arthur "Sam" Walton[4][5]
  • 1996–1997: Eleanor Bartlett (interim)
  • 1997–2003: Lonnie Palmer[6]
  • 2003–04: Michael Johnson[7]
  • 2004–09: Eva C. Joseph, Ed.D.[8]
  • 2009–2012: Raymond Colucciello, Ed.D.
  • 2012–2016: Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D.
  • 2016--present: Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. (interim)


  1. ^ Albany City Schools -- Publications. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  2. ^ City School District of Albany -- District Enrollment
  3. ^ Brad Kelly (June 30, 1989). "Last Day in School Brown Vows Not to Second-Guess Successor". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  4. ^ Vincent Jackson (June 15, 1994). "District's First Superintendent Not to Rise Up through the Ranks". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  5. ^ Rick Karlin (July 3, 1996). "Walton Quits; Albany Stunned". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  6. ^ Tim O'Brien (June 1, 1997). "Schools Chief Is Chosen in Albany". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  7. ^ Brian Nearing (June 3, 2004). "Johnson Exit Rattles District". Times Union. Albany, New York. 
  8. ^ Mark Mishler (March 25, 2009). "Superintendent Announces Retirement". Times Union. Albany, New York. 

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