About the City School District of
The City School District of Albany will be a
district of excellence with caring relationships and engaging learning
experiences that provide equitable opportunities for all students to
reach their potential.
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success.
student achievement in early literacy, close the
achievement gaps and increase graduation rate by focusing on the
unique factors that impact student success.
Enhance the delivery of quality
instruction by providing our teachers and staff with
high-level, meaningful professional development to promote student
growth and proficiency.
Build our leadership capacity and
increase accountability through ongoing professional growth
opportunities designed to improve effective leadership in our
Empower families to support
the success of their children through relationships of mutual
respect and clear and effective communication.
Partner with our diverse community,
including local businesses and community leaders, to engage and
empower stakeholders in the wrap-around services needed to support
Led by Superintendent Kaweeda G.Adams, the City School
District of Albany and its more than 1,600 faculty and staff strive to provide an
academically challenging, safe and welcoming experience for all
The district serves about 9,500
students in 18
schools: 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, an alternative-education program
for middle- and high-school students, the Albany International Center
serving refugee and
immigrant students in grades 6-12, and
Albany High School, a comprehensive high school
with a career and technical center. You
can find a complete directory in the
Our Schools section.
Albany High features four themed
academies, the prestigious International Baccalaureate program and one
largest selections of Advanced Placement courses offered in the Capital Region.
At the elementary level, the
district offers full-day prekindergarten at every school and at
several community locations, and outstanding school-choice options that
elementary schools, the
Dual Language Program and
enrollment options across the district.
For more information about enrollment, class size,
academic programs, magnet schools, food-service programs, athletics,
music and the arts, volunteer opportunities and much more, refer to the
Albany A-Z section of our site. You can
to view and download the district's organizational chart.
For a directory of phone numbers for district staff, including
Superintendent Adams' office, please visit our
Contact Us section.