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41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203
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Enrollment change planned for 2015-16
Pine Hills Elementary School will have only one
prekindergarten classroom in 2015-16 in an effort to
manage the school's growing enrollment.
Pine Hills is one of three
elementary schools that will have enrollment changes for
next school year, along with New Scotland Elementary
School and Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science
and Technology (TOAST).
Pine Hills was rebuilt during the
City School District of Albany's 2000s facilities
project to be "three-deep" -- three classes per grade --
beginning in kindergarten and continuing through grade
5, with total enrollment of about 450 students. The
school currently serves 456 students from
prekindergarten through grade 6. Pine Hills currently is
three-deep in kindergarten and grades 1-2, but has no
additional classrooms for those grades to move forward
with three sections.
To make room for all current
students to remain in the school for 2015-16, the
district will relocate one of Pine Hills’ two
prekindergarten classrooms for next year. The location
of that pre-K classroom has not yet been determined.
Another option the board and
district considered was keeping both pre-K classes at
Pine Hills and sending the school’s sixth graders to
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School for 2015-16.
However, this option would have increased Myers’
enrollment to an estimated 730 students, well above the
school’s ideal capacity of 650 and its current
enrollment of 658. District enrollment estimates predict
684 students at Myers in 2015-16 without the Pine Hills
Please visit our District News section to read the
complete story about the planned enrollment changes for
About Pine Hills Elementary School
Completely rebuilt in 2005-06 as part of the district's
sweeping facilities project, the former Public School 16
reopened in the winter of 2007 as Pine Hills Elementary
School. Pine Hills is a neighborhood school serving
students in prekindergarten-grade 6 with 50 full-time and
14 part-time staff. Our students come from a wide
variety of backgrounds and experiences.
The school's mission is to
provide a community of support for the “whole child” as
it strives for academic excellence on the journey of
life-long learning. To achieve that mission,
administrators, faculty and staff work hard at
establishing a learning community that actively develops
and implements best practices.
School day begins:
School day ends:
After-school child care ends:
Points of distinction
Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten
Voluntary school uniforms
Recognized by the New York State Department of
Education in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for strong academic
One of 11 schools in the nation certified for
environmental stewardship through the Audubon
Cooperative Sanctuary Program
Sept. 8 -- First day of school for
Monday, Sept. 14 -- No school,
Tuesday, Sept. 15 -- PTA
meeting, 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17 -- Meet the
Teacher Night, 6:15-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 -- Dads Take
Your Child to School Day
Wednesday, Sept. 23 -- No school, Yom
Sunday, Sept. 27
-- Falcon 5K and Fun Run,
News and information
Absence from school
If your child is absent
from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6725
during the morning and provide a written excuse when
your child returns to school.