School hours

All schools operate on a staggered schedule to reduce the number of buses needed to transport students. Getting your children to school on time is important to a successful school year.

Visit the Attendance page to learn more about attendance guidelines.

General school hours

Be sure to check your school's website for information about tardy bells and to confirm other schedule information.

Prekindergarten schools

  • 8:05 a.m.-11:10 a.m. for Morning Prekindergarten

  • 12:25 p.m.-3:30 p.m. for Afternoon Prekindergarten

  • 8:10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for Full-day Prekindergarten

Elementary schools

  • 8:10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • 8:10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for Handley (optional enrichment activities until 6 p.m.)

  • 8:50 a.m.-4 p.m. for Classical Center at Vial

Middle schools

  • 8:50 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.

  • 8:50 a.m.-5 p.m. for Lyles (optional enrichment activities until 6 p.m.)

High schools

  • 7:30 a.m.-2:50 p.m.

  • 7:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.  for Gilbreath-Reed Career & Technical Center

Early dismissal times

  • Elementary schools - 1:25 p.m.
  • Middle schools and Classical Center at Vial - 2:05 p.m.
  • High schools - 12:40 p.m.