Algonquin Middle School

Averill Park CSD

Algonquin Middle, a suburban public school, serves students in grades 6-8 in the Averill Park School District. The middle school is located in the town of Averill Park, a suburban area of Rensselaer County situated close to the state's capital, Albany.

Principal: Robert Messia

RTI Coordinator: Elizabeth McGill

School Demographics (2016-2017)
During the 2016-2017 school year, Algonquin had a total enrollment of 632 students.  Of these, 21% were considered economically disadvantaged, and 15% received special education services.  Algonquin does not have any students who are considered English language learners.  The student body is predominately white (93%), with a small percentage being other races (6%) or multiracial (1%). Other demographic information is available on the NYS Report Card.


RTI Leadership Team

  • Robert Messia | Building Principal
  • Elizabeth Magill | RTI Coordinator
  • Josh Gela, Assistant Principal
  • Chris Anderson, Social Studies Teacher
  • Kara Herrington, School Psychologist
  • Sarah Keegan, Math Teacher
  • Kim LaChapelle, ELA Teacher & Curriculum Leader

RTI/MTSS Purpose Statement
The purpose of the RtI process at our middle school is… to establish a collaborative culture that through open, flexible, data-driven and innovative processes promotes a whole child perspective to learning and provides an opportunity for all students to achieve their maximum potential.


SMART Goals

  • To determine the assessment tools to be administered this year.
  • To plan for logistics of assessment administration. Currently scheduled for January for sixth-grade students and June for seventh and eighth-grade students.
  • Identify a program which works with our student management system (if possible)
  • Provide professional development to teachers and staff on universal screening, RtI vision, and interventions. This will be evaluated using an end of year survey and monitoring attendance at upcoming in-service opportunities.  

RTI/MTSS Abbreviated Self-Assessment Survey Results


Annual Action Plan 2017-2018

Annual Action Plan 2018-2019

Algonquin Middle School
333 NY 351
Averill Park, New York 12018

Phone: 5186747100
Fax: 5186740671
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